“I have a real love for the way Stephen’s mind works—there is such happiness in his millinery genius.” – Grace Coddington,
from the Foreword For more than forty years London milliner Stephen Jones has been creating exquisitely crafted hats that have captured the mood of every fashion "moment". Everyone from rock stars to royalty, from Boy George to Diana, Princess of Wales, identified Jones as the milliner who would help them make arresting headlines.
Stephen Jones: Souvenirs explores the origins of Jones’ creativity growing up in Liverpool, to his days at Saint Martin’s School of Art, and to his rise on London’s street fashion scene and then to international runways.
Charmingly telling the story of one of the most influential milliners of our time, Souvenirs “is a collection of photos, sketches, and ephemera that have survived the ravages of time in the primordial postmodern soup of my brain, from which hats spring on a daily basis”, says Jones. Beautifully and thoughtfully designed, this delightful volume also traces the myriad ways that—from runways to racecourses, from pop promos to royal garden parties—his millinery adds the exclamation mark to every fashion statement. Chronicling the magic, allure, and wit of Jones’ iconic creations.