Bespoke 2001-2006 Philip Treacy Haute Couture Parasisal Straw Hat w Feather Detail
Philip Treacy was discovered by Isabella Blow in 1989. She was fundamental to introducing him to the fashion houses and Treacy quickly became known world wide. Vogue declared him as "perhaps the greatest living milliner", he was the first milliner in 80 years to be asked to exhibit during the Paris shows and his work is held in major museums worldwide. His work has graced the runways of Givenchy, Chanel and Valentino and earned him an OBE in 2007. I have three hats from my client who had each one made for her during the time period of 2001 -2006. Each comes with its original box and each is in perfect condition
This amazing hat one is a pale ivory color and it is made out of parasisal straw which is a fine natural straw woven from the fibres of the sisal plant, a type of agave. This straw is used in haute couture millinery because of its high quality and smooth weave and ability to take on color. Here he has hand blocked it onto a high crown that slants towards the front. The brim is wide and flat for extra drama. Wrapped around the base of the crown is a hand made wide ivory silk band. At one side towards the back there is a fluff of soft white feathers and then a spray of long ivory stiffened feathers that jaunt up and back. It is very hard to photo this color and the hat in person is even better than how it photoed. It is gorgeous in person. It looks to have never been worn or worn very little. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a bespoke piece from one of the preeminent hat designers of this century. Excellent condition
Has an ivory silk inner band with a strip of ivory velvet at the inner front for comfort when wearing. Has its original box with its hat form inside. The hat appears to have never been worn. The box was what it was shipped in so it has some scuffs and two of the corners of the lid have been taped.
Brim width: 4" at widest points
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
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