Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones Comes to New York

Sep 16, 2011 - by Lester Brathwaite

Kangol is sponsoring the New York presentation of the exhibition, Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones, open through April 15, 2012 at Bard Graduate Center and in celebration, Jonathan Adler, Amy Fine Collins, Simon Doonan, Lulu Guinness, Yoko Ono and Diane von Furstenberg have all designed special, one-of-a-kind Kangol hats. 

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Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones began as a collaboration between the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and Stephen Jones, legendary milliner who has collaborated with Christian Dior, Marc Jacobs and Comme des Garçons among others.  The exhibition had over 350,000 visitors in London and Australia and now travels to the Bard Graduate Center in New York for its first U.S. presentation.

Designs by Philip Treacy, Chanel and Yohji Yamamoto are displayed, as well as hats worn by Sarah Jessica Parker, Madonna and Mick Jagger, and avid collectors like Isabella Blow. The exhibition includes Jones curated collection of couture headwear along with special loans found only in the U.S., including Babe Ruth s baseball cap and a top hat worn by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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