Tag Archives: history

Hats Off to Stephen Jones at the V&A

Initially they were worn to provide protection against the elements. Protecting sensitive scalps from falling rocks or direct sunlight. As the years progressed they offered head defence against weapons, and then, in the footsteps of haute couture – they became symbols of social status. There’s more to a hat than meets the head. Today the […]

Let them eat shoes

Only 216 years after her death, Marie Antoinette has become a style icon. Though it ended in a conviction of treason and the guillotine, her life of sumptuous excess and frivolity is something we’d all like to see a bit more of during the doom and gloom of recession. Looking good enough to eat, these Marie Antoinette inspired […]