When we heard last Fall that Stephen Jones was collaborating with Rei Kawakubo to make his own fragrance, our reaction was kind of like, "Oh boy." But WWD has the results of the project this morning, and we have to say, it looks rather special. The bottle has a certain heft in its look that the Lovely's and Glow's of the world are missing. And the little hat box it comes in? Perfect for gifting. But of course, we've yet to actually smell the perfume, which Stephen, who's usually a maker of hats, describes as "a violet that's been hit by a meteorite," which sounds like the kind of one-noter that usually does pretty well. Stephen recently teamed up with Bumble & Bumble for a hairspray event, so we're also wondering if these are the beginnings of a Stephen Jones beauty division. The fragrance should hit stores next month, and we're still hoping he's planning on making the matching hat he talked about last September. The whole thing seems so very Stephen, actually, that we're kind of wondering - where was Rei in this one?
Antwerp Fashion Museum to Celebrate 30 Years of Stephen Jones
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.