The glad hatter

Growing up in east Galway, Philip Treacy found glamour through watching weddings at the church across the road in Ahascragh. As the man who put brilliance back into hats, he describes each of his spectacular creations as ‘an individual act of rebelli

15th October, 2011
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Growing up in east Galway, Philip Treacy found glamour through watching weddings at the church across the road in Ahascragh. As the man who put brilliance back into hats, he describes each of his spectacular creations as ‘an individual act of rebellion’

Surreal and sculptural, extraordinary and exquisite and, at times, downright bonkers, Philip Treacy’s show-stopping handmade creations range from the macabre to beautiful to otherworldly. And as the Irish milliner’s creations have...

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