Friday May 29, 2020

Milliner Jane Taylor: The story so far

Taylor, 35, is a milliner to the British royal family, famously crafting headwear for many of the Duchess of Cambridge’s most significant public appearances. She shares her journey so far

27th August, 2017
Jane Taylor, milliner to the British royal family and stars including Beyoncé

I grew up in Henley-on-Thames, and first studied embroidery at Manchester Arts School. There, my tutor commented on how sculptural my work tended to be, and suggested that I try my hand at millinery. So I specialised at Kensington and Chelsea College and by the time I was 21, I had launched my first millinery business.

I was not awash with money, and had no investor, so when I opened my first little store, in Richmond,...

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