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Tatlin

Hat
1982 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Perfect for a party, this extraordinary swirl of a hat was featured on the cover of Tatler magazine’s Christmas 1982 issue. A firmly wired frame ensures that the tilted twist retains its shape. Stephen Jones is the consummate milliner: an inventor with thorough technical expertise. Jones studied at Central Saint Martins School of Art and trained in millinery part-time with Shirley Hex of Lachasse. He opened his Covent Garden shop in 1980.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Plush velvet with silk satin and feathers
Brief Description
Hat 'Tatlin' of plush velvet and silk satin twist with feathers, designed by Stephen Jones, Great Britain, 1982
Physical Description
Hat of green hatter's plush velvet and yellow silk satin twist with coq feathers.
Production typeHaute couture
Gallery Label
  • Perfect for a party, this extraordinary swirl of a hat was featured on the cover of Tatler magazine, Christmas 1982. A firmly wired frame ensures that the tilted twist retains its shape. Stephen Jones is the consummate milliner: an inventor with thorough technical expertise.(1997)
  • LADY'S HAT Designed by Stephen Jones (British) Velour and satin with feathers 1982 This dazzling hat appeared on the cover of Tatler magazine. Sculpted in spiralling, luminous fabrics and delicate featherwork, it perches gracefully on the head, like the plumage of an exotic bird. A graduate of St Martin's School of Art, Stephen Jones is one of the most outrageous and daring of Britain's young milliners. His clientele now ranges from the Princess of Wales to Grace Jones and he also creates hats for several leading designers, including Benny Ong, Zandra Rhodes, Steven Linard, Jean Paul Gaultier and Thierry Mugler. Given by Bouke de Vries T.222-1989(1990)
Credit line
Given by Bouke de Vries
Object history
Registered File number 1989/501
Summary
Perfect for a party, this extraordinary swirl of a hat was featured on the cover of Tatler magazine’s Christmas 1982 issue. A firmly wired frame ensures that the tilted twist retains its shape. Stephen Jones is the consummate milliner: an inventor with thorough technical expertise. Jones studied at Central Saint Martins School of Art and trained in millinery part-time with Shirley Hex of Lachasse. He opened his Covent Garden shop in 1980.
Bibliographic References
  • de la Haye, Amy, ed. The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947-1997. V&A Publications: London, 1997. pp. 146 and 147.
  • McDowell, Colin. McDowell's Directory Of Twentieth Century Fashion. London: Frederick Muller, 1984, pp. 128
Collection
Accession Number
T.222-1989

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record createdSeptember 17, 2003
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