This fall will mark the 30th anniversary of Stephen Jones Millinery. In honor of the legendary hat maker, the MoMu-Fashion Museum in Antwerp will host the exhibition Stephen Jones & The Accent of Fashion.
Jones has undoubtedly had, and continues to have, a career worth celebrating. He’s a really big deal in that whole British fashion circle. He has worked with numerous design houses including Comme des Garçons, Vivienne Westwood, Azzedine Alaïa, Dior and Marc Jacobs (remember that turban Kate Moss wore to the Met Ball last year?) and has been responsible for some pretty major moments on and off runways.
In addition to displaying the largest collection of Stephen Jones piece–over 120 items including many of his collaborations–the exhibition is meant to give patrons a retrospective look inside Jones’ world, beyond the hats themselves.
Jones’ work in film, music and photography, his early years in the London of the New Romantics, his design process and the sources of inspiration behind his creations will also be looked at. So will Jones’ relationship with iconic Italian fashion journalist Anna Piaggi, who has called Jones “the maker of the most beautiful hats in the world.”
The retrospective will be at the Modemuseum Antwerp from September 8 to February 13.