Philip Treacy

Everybody loves things that sparkle.Philip Treacy

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In Rome, I particularly love the history, churches, sculptures and architecture and the fact that you can walk along a tiny cobbled street and turn the corner to find the Trevi Fountain. London is evocative of other eras and full of history.Philip Treacy

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Hats are radical; only people that wear hats understand that.Philip Treacy

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America brought us the baseball cap; it's one of my favorite hats.Philip Treacy

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Royalty is completely different than celebrity. Royalty has a magic all its own.Philip Treacy

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A person carries off the hat. Hats are about emotion. It is all about how it makes you feel.Philip Treacy

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There's a technicality to designing and wearing hats. A hat is balancing the proportions of your face; it's like architecture or mathematics.Philip Treacy

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Women come into our shop for that ultimate moment in their life. They're buying a dream. They're buying a moment for themselves. That's what I sell - moments.Philip Treacy

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Every day, I like to make hats that make people dream.Philip Treacy

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Hats make people feel good, and that's the point of them.Philip Treacy

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I like hats that make the heart beat faster.Philip Treacy

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Elegance is all in the mind of the wearer.Philip Treacy

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I love the romance of what I do, although because of Isabella, Lady Gaga and Grace Jones, people think I have crazy customers. Sometimes I get more enthusiasm from the housewife who wants a hat and believes in it.Philip Treacy

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How a hat makes you feel is what a hat is all about.Philip Treacy

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I believe in originality, primarily. However, it's important to know what there has been before to aim in that direction. Art history informs us. It informs our mind. I like to look at books, exhibitions, paintings, as a computer, subconsciously taking on information.Philip Treacy

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I remember in the early nineties people saying the hat was just for old women, but that's ridiculous.Philip Treacy

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I used to make clothes for my sister's dolls. I couldn't care less for the dolls, but I could make the clothes really easily.Philip Treacy

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My mother had a sewing machine. I was never allowed to use it, but I was so fascinated by this little needle going up and down joining fabric together that I'd use it when my mother went out to feed the chickens.Philip Treacy

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I was just, as a child, very different from the others, and didn't really care what they thought because you know, a child doesn't really have inhibitions; you sort of gain your inhibitions later.Philip Treacy

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When people come and visit me and have a hat made, it's a little bit like visiting a psychiatrist, but they don't actually realize that.Philip Treacy

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The only person I never made a hat for was my mother because my mother didn't really - she preferred to make her own hats. I mean, she was intrigued by everything, but she didn't want one of my hats. She made her own.Philip Treacy

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I believe that I am a hat designer, not a milliner.Philip Treacy

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The personality of the wearer and the hat makes the hat.Philip Treacy

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I always design the hat with the wearer in mind; otherwise, it's an inanimate object.Philip Treacy

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Wearing a hat is fun; people have a good time when they're wearing a hat.Philip Treacy

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At home, I had seven brothers, one sister. I sewed clothes for my sister's dolls although she was grown and gone away. I was a weirdo but didn't think I was a weirdo.Philip Treacy

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Hats are for life's ultimate moments. They're worn at races, at weddings. Occasions many of us, who aren't royals and celebrities, only attend once or twice in a lifetime.Philip Treacy

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I grew up in a little village in the west of Ireland.Philip Treacy

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Fashion is an illusion. It's a multibillion-pound industry that has to appear frivolous. Designers work and work and work, all night sometimes.Philip Treacy

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I make hats for lots of iconic people, and that makes my job very interesting.Philip Treacy

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