It's impossible not to adore Stephen Jones - both the man himself, and his spectacular hats, are expressions of fashion at its joyous best best. Coming hot on the heels of the September opening of Jones' retrospective Stephen Jones & The Accent of Fashion at the MoMu–Fashion Museum in Antwerp and his OBE for Services to Millinery in February, we are proud to launch our latest In Fashion interview with the master milliner.
In this exclusive interview recorded earlier this year - with my very privileged self - Jones recounts his illustrious career to date, the amazing intricacies of his working methods with iconic fashion designers including Marc Jacobs, John Galliano and Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons, and his creation of hats for clients as diverse as Steve Strange of Visage and the Princess of Wales - for whom Jones recalled he made the exact same beret in the early eighties. Alas, tight as these edits ever are, the latter anecdote couldn't make the cut, but in Jones' own recollection, 'Steve Strange wore it in the video for Mind of a Toy… the Princess of Wales wore it to, I think, launch a ship.'
Unique, humorous and absolutely fabulous, Stephen Jones' sensational creativity is the fitting focus of our latest In Fashion film.