The 'Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones' exhibition is the result of a collaboration between Victoria and Albert Museum and one of the world’s foremost milliners, Stephen Jones. Exploring the fascinating world of millinery, the exhibition presents more than 250 hats and iconic headpieces from the V&A’s extensive collection and Jones’s own archive.
‘Olga Sherer inspirée par Gruau’ hat by Stephen Jones for Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/07/08
Unknown author - Crown c.1800-1900
'Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones' examines the world of millinery from the inside out, following the life of a hat through the stages of inspiration and creation to the salon and, finally, to the client who gives the hat its ultimate purpose and flourish.
The exhibition has been designed to evoke a fantastical garden in which groups of hats are arranged like decorative floral bouquets. View the amazing opening photos on flickr and Tangent Mag's article about the exhibition.
Queensland Art Gallery
Stanley Place, South Bank