Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones is set to open at the Peabody Essex Museum on September 8, 2012. The exhibition will run through February 3, 2013. Originally on display at the V&A in 2009, the exhibition explores the work of British milliner Stephen Jones. His quirky yet beautiful designs are much loved by celebrities and royalty alike and the exhibition was inspired by Cecil Beaton’s 1971 exhibition at the V&A, Fashion: An Anthology by Cecil Beaton, where Beaton approached celebrities of the time and requested they donate couture items to the V&A. I’m hoping to make the trip up to Massachusetts before the show is over, as I’ve seen Jones’ work before and would love to see it again!
Photograph courtesy of the V&A Collections.