Hats: An Anthology, now available in paperback, offers an unprecedented view of the world of millinery, drawing on the V+A's extensive collection of hats, Stephen Jones's own archive and iconic headgear from around the globe.
Beautifully illustrated chapters examine the inspiration behind the creation of hats, the history of their construction, the lure of the hat shop and finally the etiquette and occasion of hat wearing for the client.
Stephen Jones spearheaded the revival of British millinery in early 1980s fashion. Today Jones's era-defining edge continues to attract a celebrity clientele. The roll-call of fashion designers with whom he has collaborated includes Vivienne Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons and Giles Deacon.
Oriole Cullen is curator of modern textiles and fashion at the V+A and author of V+A Pattern: Pop Patterns (V+A 2011).