Philip Treacy by Kevin Davies


Enter the extraordinary hidden world of the most famous and influential milliner, Philip Treacy


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ABOUT THE BOOK

For the very first time, Philip Treacy by Kevin Davies, provides a unique, behind-the-scenes portrait of one of the world's most famous and influential milliners. Philip Treacy has allowed a single photographer, his friend Kevin Davies, personal access to his life, studio and working method for the past 20 years. The result is a wonderful exploration into the world of a true craftsman, designer to the stars and creative magician.

Born in the west of Ireland and an MA student in Fashion Design at the Royal College of Arts in London, Treacy graduated in 1990 and was discovered by the then Style Editor of Tatler Isabella Blow. He soon became, and has remained, the milliner of choice for many of the top fashion designers including Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino and Chanel, but is also the first milliner invited to have his own show during Paris couture week. The recipient of numerous international fashion awards, Treacy is credited with changing the perception of hat and accessories in fashion.

Treacy's unique creations are hand-made to order for the like of Grace Jones, Victoria Beckham, Madonna, The Duchess of Cambridge and the daughters of Prince Andrew. Hat maker to royalty and the stars, Treacy designed over 30 hats for the 2011 wedding between Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge. He has designed hats for films, including the enormously successful Harry Potter franchise and has also developed ranges for high street fashion outlets.

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SPECIFICATIONS
Hardback
270 x 205 mm (10 5/8 x 8 1/8 in)
200 pp
c.200 colour and black & white photographs
9780714865270 | 0714865273


ABOUT KEVIN DAVIES

Kevin Davies studied Fine Art at Winchester School of Art and has worked publications such as NME, Vogue, Arena, The Face and i-D. In 1991, he began a long-standing relationship with U2 and the same year met milliner Philip Treacy, developing a life-long friendship and creative collaboration. Davies has also photographed subjects as diverse as, Manolo Blahnik, Lucian Freud, Barry White, Martin Sheen, Shane MacGowan, Princess Anne, Stella McCartney, Amy Winehouse and Zaha Hadid. He has worked published in several books, including Paradise (1999), Fashion Now (2000), A Life in the Day (2003) and Blow by Blow (2010).


ABOUT PHILIP TREACY

Discovered by the late Isabella Blow, Style Editor of Tatler, Philip Treacy has become the milliner of choice for the top fashion designers and created hats for Alexander McQueen’s white haute couture collection at Givenchy in Paris and for Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel as well as Valentino, Ralph Lauren and Donna Karen. He presented the first ever couture show dedicated to millinery at Paris Fashion Week. Treacy has created hats for various films including the Harry Potter franchise and designed for the likes of Grace Jones, Daphne Guinness, Naomi Campbell, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady Gaga and Madonna. Over 30 of Treacy’s hats were worn at the Royal Wedding in 2011 in London. He has been awarded the title of British Accessory Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards five times.

PHILIP TREACY SHOW: LONDON FASHION WEEK 2012
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PHILIP TREACY TALKS LADY GAGA
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PHILIP TREACY'S ANDY WARHOL INSPIRED SHOW
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INSIDE EDITION INTERVIEW PHILIP TREACY
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