What is in my head? Philip Treacy!

Not all women can wear hats and not all hats can be worn by all women. That would be definitely the case for Philip Treacy‘s creative, exotic and unusual designs.


Born in Ahascragh, western Ireland, in 1967, Philip Treacy started at the age 5 designing the costumes for his sister’s dolls. With a fashion degree from Dublin’s National College of Art and Design and a later MA on London’s Royal College of Art in 1988 – the first millinery course ever, his calling was as clear as water.

1991 with only 23 years, Treacy was making hats for Chanel – what a start! – and if that was not amazing enough, he also received the Accessory Designer prize at the British Fashion Awards. Two years later a debut collection on Fashion Week and by 1994 it was time to have his own boutique.

Now, Chanel was not the only fabulous brand he worked with, Alexander McQueen, Vanessa Beecrof, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karen,  and with Valentino created his first shoe collection for S/S 2010 – among so many other relevant and successful collaborations.

But enough of talk, you want to see the hats and here they are, beautiful, unexpected and magnificent. A small selection of a lifetime of inspiration!


Again, not all women can wear these hats but all of us can certainly be amazed by them!