A smart hat can finish a look, but a Philip Treacy hat is a look. The world-renowned milliner has had an astounding impact on the fashion world since he began making hats in the early 90s. Photography and Treacy's art-quality hats are irrevocably intertwined; he says in the book that "every hat [he has] ever made has begun in [his] minds as a photograph." That relationship with the photograph comes full circle in Philip Treacy by Kevin Davies, published by Phaidon (www.phaidon.com). Over the course of 20 years, photographer Kevin Davies documented the fashion shows, derbies, weddings, and more where Treacy's hat's made their grand debuts. He also took his camera into the various studios Treacy worked in over the years to see how his fantastical creations come to life. For me, these beauties toe the line between fashion and art.
On My Bookshelf: Philip Treacy by Kevin DaviesPosted by Kevin Sharkey
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