Monday, April 30, 2012

Milliner Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones with beret
Stephen Jones OBE (born 31 May 1957) is a leading British milliner based in London, who is considered one of the world's most radical and important milliners of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. He is also one of the most prolific, having created hats for the catwalk shows of many leading couturiers and fashion designers, such as John Galliano at Dior and Vivienne Westwood His work is known for its inventiveness and the high level of technical expertise with which he realises his ideas. Jones co-curated the 2009 exhibition Hats: An Anthology for the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Grace JonesDiana RossGeorge Michael, Spandau Ballet and Culture Club were among Jones's first high-profile celebrity clients in the 1980s.
Jerry Hall wearin a Stephen Jones beret
Jones also made the hats for Faye Dunaway in Supergirl, provided hats to Beverly Hills Cop II and Entrapment. From the 1990s onwards his film commissions became more frequent, including designs for Glenn Close as Cruella de Vil in 101 Dalmatians, the Spice World film, Jurassic ParkLost In Space, and the hats for Lady Penelope (Sophia Myles) and Parker in Thunderbirds. 

Jones' mini-berets at the Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 runway show

He created the hats for leading ladies such as Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth: The Golden AgeKeira Knightley in AtonementDita Von Teese in The Death of Salvador Dali, and Audrey Tautou in Coco avant Chanel. Tautou reportedly commented during her fitting that Jones's hats made her feel like Coco Chanel, the character she was playing.

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