Stephen Jones

Milliner

Stephen Jones is a leading British milliner, born in 1957. Graduating from Saint Martin's School of Art in 1979, Jones started his millinery career by making hats for friends.

Pop music and clubbing were at the heart of youth culture and they had an enormous influence on Jones. He made hats for Boy George, Spandau Ballet and Grace Jones, and by 1980 was sufficiently established to open his own shop. As his reputation and clientele steadily grew, he was invited to represent Britain in fashion shows in New York, Montreal, Helsinki and Tokyo.

In addition to his Model Millinery collection, he designs the widely-distributed Miss Jones and JonesBoy diffusion ranges. In 1984, he became the first British milliner to work in Paris, designing hats for Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler and COMME des GARÇONS, whilst more recent associations include Marc Jacobs and Giles Deacon. Some of his most celebrated millinery is with John Galliano for his eponymous label and in particular their creations during Galliano's tenure at Christian Dior.

In 2008, he was honoured with the Outstanding Achievement Award at the British Fashion Awards, also launching a unique collaborative fragrance with COMME des GARÇONS the same year. Jones' hats are in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Le Louvre in Paris, the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Kyoto Costume Institute. Jones co-curated the exhibition Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones at the V&A in 2009.

Stephen Jones is a leading British milliner, born in 1957. Graduating from Saint Martin's School of Art in 1979, Jones started his millinery career by making hats for friends.

Pop music and clubbing were at the heart of youth culture and they had an enormous influence on Jones. He made hats for Boy George, Spandau Ballet and Grace Jones, and by 1980 was sufficiently established to open his own shop. As his reputation and clientele steadily grew, he was invited to represent Britain in fashion shows in New York, Montreal, Helsinki and Tokyo.

In addition to his Model Millinery collection, he designs the widely-distributed Miss Jones and JonesBoy diffusion ranges. In 1984, he became the first British milliner to work in Paris, designing hats for Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler and COMME des GARÇONS, whilst more recent associations include Marc Jacobs and Giles Deacon. Some of his most celebrated millinery is with John Galliano for his eponymous label and in particular their creations during Galliano's tenure at Christian Dior.

In 2008, he was honoured with the Outstanding Achievement Award at the British Fashion Awards, also launching a unique collaborative fragrance with COMME des GARÇONS the same year. Jones' hats are in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Le Louvre in Paris, the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Kyoto Costume Institute. Jones co-curated the exhibition Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones at the V&A in 2009.

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