Milliner Philip Treacy returned to London Fashion Week for the first time in 13 years last night. The audience, which included friends and family of Isabella Blow and Alexander McQueen, who was a long time collaborator with the hat designer, as well as famous faces, dressed to impress with many wearing Philip Treacy’s creations.
The theatrical show started with a comparatively low-key Lady Gaga acting as toastmaster dressed in a floor-length neon fuchsia veil and Alexander McQueen shoes, after which exclusively black models walked down the runway wearing some of Treacy’s most intricate designs.
Materials were stretched into sculptural shell-like forms, which wrapped around the heads of the models – no longer is a hat just for the top of your head. Indeed Lady Gaga took to the front row in a wreath-like flower garland creation after she had performed her duties at the start of the show.
Treacy took influence, and many props, from the King of Pop Michael Jackson to whom the show was dedicated; models walked the runway in many of the singer’s most famous outfits, including the original jacket from the Thriller video, and one hat featured a miniature working fairground based on Jackson’s Neverland ranch.
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