The museum is situated in a townhouse, which is an intimate venue for a hat exhibit. The magic of this exhibit is that is curated by a milliner, Stephen Jones, who understands hats, lives hats, creates them with his own fingers, to whom a hat is never an after-thought. Unlike other hats exhibits which are boringly curated by era, these hats are shown together by themes/inspiration; a hat from 1600 next to a hat from 2012, which proves my point "that there is very little new in millinery. As hat makers, we reinterpret dormant style with a modern twist". Mr Jones, milliner extroadinaire was the perfect host, meeting and getting his guests in the foyer.
On the ground floor we start out very British.
we move to floor 2.
we are now on the third floor. Let the fun begin.
Love that they used a classic Mexican hat in this case.
A milliners work room is a little like falling down the rabbits hole, full of delights and wonders.
I get it, but do you know who STETSON is?
Beaver fur felt top hat circa 1650.
tongue and cheek.