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Hat

Philip Treacy

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

With his superbly crafted and highly original designs, London- based milliner Philip Treacy has challenged conventional notions of what a hat should be. Keenly aware of historical precedent, he works with traditional millinery adornments, such as floral blooms, and transforms them into dramatic sculpture. This hat in the form of an orchid blossom captures the flower’s subtle translucence and curling outer petals, which are fashioned from printed and glazed silk crepe.

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  • Title: Hat
  • Creator: Philip Treacy
  • Date Created: spring/summer 2000
  • Type: Paphiopedilum Philippinense Orchid
  • External Link: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Collection Online
  • Medium: silk, synthetic, straw, metal
  • Culture: British
  • Credit Line: Gift of Philip Treacy and Isabella Blow, in honor of Harold Koda, 2016
  • Creator Birth Date: 1967
  • Accession Number: 2016.182

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