Bespoke 2001-2006 Philip Treacy Haute Couture Parasisal Feather & Silk Flower Topper Hat
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 is an incredible topper hat that exemplifies the Haute Couture fantasy world that Treacy is best known for. The straw portion of the hat is a soft natural straw color. 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 into a round shape that has a little bubble shape within that. This is then finished with a hand beaded round ball made of glossy black crystals and a long stiffened feather juts out from that. On the opposite side is a very large ivory silk flower and a spray of long black feathers. This is all set atop a head band so that you can adjust it on your head to best suit your face. It is incredible. 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
It slips on the head with a metal band and there is an attached comb to help secure it in place. A strip of ivory velvet at the inner front for comfort when wearing. Has its original box. The hat appears to have never been worn. The box was what it was shipped in so has some marks from the packing tape and minor scuffs. The box if very substantial and studded all around on top of having double clasp closures.
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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