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Black velvet top hat, with rosette of mulit-coloured feathers from central leather-bound CD at centre front set against sprays of larger multi-coloured feathers at each side. CD is further embellished with a cast silver metal disc with Inca-like designs. The hat has curling brim and crown wider than base of side. it is covered with plust velvet melusine. Label woven gold and black on white with unicorn motif and 'PHILIP TREACY / LONDON'.
From exhibition label, early 2000s
Velvet hat trimmed with a leather-bound C.D. nad feathers, 1992
Philip Treacy for Rifat Ozbek
Born in Co. Galway in 1967, and trained in Dublin and London, where he now work, Philip Treacy is one of Ireland's most internationally successful young designers.. He designs for his own label, has a diffusion range, and as house milliner has produced hats for the catwalk shows of Chanel, Hartnell, Versace and Dolce and Gabbana.
Dark red velvet jacket, with shawl collar, sloping reveres, set in long sleeves, four pressed silver metal buttons at c/f. At hip level at either sid...