Philip Treacy Chats About the Duchess of Cornwall’s Wedding Headpiece

Royal HatsThe Victoria and Albert Museum in London has a highly acclaimed exhibit on right now entitled “Wedding Dresses 1775-2014”. This exhibit includes the Jasper Conran design worn by Lady Sarah Chatto in 1994 and the Robinson Valentine coat dress and Philip Treacy headpiece worn by the Duchess of Cornwall in 2005. The V& A interviewed Philip Treacy on the design process behind this headpiece- the insight he shares and the close-up view of the headpiece is well worth a watch.

The exhibit continues until March 15, 2015 and according to several commenters here, is well worth a visit if you are in London.

3 thoughts on “Philip Treacy Chats About the Duchess of Cornwall’s Wedding Headpiece

  1. Thanks Hat Queen, it is so interesting to hear Mr Treacy speak about his work. He is one of my favorite milliners, though of course, I cannot love every single thing he makes. Try as I do, I simply cannot like this headpiece worn by the Duchess of Cornwall. My first impression was that it looked like a lump of straw on her head, and I thought she would remove it to reveal a tiara underneath. I think it would have been more appropriate if she had worn a tiara for the event. I think this headpiece is a great shape, but i think it would have fitted in better at a party.

  2. Oh, THANKYOU! I could listen to Mr Treacy talk all day. He is so eloquent and gives such amazing insight into his work. Always coming from a place of great humility. I loved what he said about the Royal Family hats, ie we see them a lot, continuously and forever. So true. And the quote that fearless people can get away with more…..Queen Maxima, Beatrice and The Duchess of Cornwall spring to mind. The headpiece of the D of C has always been a stand out for me and to hear Treacy describe not only it’s design features but his view of it’s place in history is beautiful. “Perfect and natural” indeed. Thanks again so much. Wish I could be in London to see the exhibition.

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