Lady's hat

Lady's hat

Designed by Stephen Jones (1957-)
Velour and satin with feathers
London, UK
1982
Given by Bouke de Vries
Museum no. T.222-1989

This dazzling hat appeared on the cover of Tatler magazine’s Christmas 1982 issue. Sculpted in spiralling, luminous fabrics and delicate featherwork, it perches gracefully on the head, like the plumage of an exotic bird.

Stephen Jones is the consummate milliner: an inventor with thorough technical expertise. He is one of the most outrageous and daring of Britain’s milliners. Jones studied at Central Saint Martins School of Art and trained in millinery part-time with Shirley Hex of Lachasse. He opened his Covent Garden salon in 1980. He also creates hats for leading designers including Benny Ong, Zandra Rhodes, Steven Linard, Jean Paul Gaultier and Thierry Mugler.