Friday 31st May

| BY Paul Toner

Happy Birthday Stephen Jones! These Are 10 Of Our Favourite Hats, Courtesy of the Master Milliner

Hats, hats, hates galore! Topping off a look with a signature headpiece can make or break an outfit. Yet when it comes to the hands of milliner Stephen Jones, he truly works magic. His delicate creations are as innovative as they are distinct. Spot a beautifully made hat gracing the catwalks on both sides of the Atlantic, and it’s bound to be crafted by the hands of Stephen. From working with luxury juggernauts like Dior and Thom Browne, to creating the balloon beehives that graced Matty Bovan’s first stand-alone LFW appearance – Jones has left his stamp on every corner of the industry. His talent ranges from assembling  dainty berets and mesh vails, to creating colossal cleopatra heads and parrot like creatures. For those who love a good trip to Dover Street Market can recognise his tree of pink chairs from a mile off. And it isn’t just fashion folk who are Stephen Jones mad. The milliner has been a cross-generational go-to for the Royals. Princess Diana loved him, now Meghan, Duchess of Sussex sports his creations. In celebration of the milliner’s birthday, Ten Towers has whittled down our favourite Stephen Jones catwalk creations.

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