On view through April 15, 2012, at Bard Graduate Center in New York, is Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones. A collaboration between the Victoria and Albert Museum and Jones, the world’s foremost milliner, features hats ranging from a 12th century Egyptian fez to couture creations by Jones and contemporaries such as Rod Keenan, Eugenia Kim and Albertus Swanepoel.
Highlights of the exhibition include Elsa Schiaparelli’s felt and silk velvet Shoe Hat from 1938, a velvet and silk Bonnet from England circa 1835, and a Spiral Hat from 1962, made by Cristobal Balenciaga for Eisa. Fashion lovers will be delighted seeing Halston bunny ears worn by Candace Bergen to Truman Capote’s Black & White Ball and Estee Lauder’s famed turban.
Pictured is Philip Treacy’s Feather Hat, London, 1995.