Stephen Jones – Saint Louis Art Museum

Opening April 21st 2017 at the Saint Louis Art Museum  The Hats of Stephen Jones will present a selection of eight hats designed by contemporary British master milliner Stephen Jones. Interspersed throughout the Museum’s collection, the installation will reveal a novel approach to connecting art and contemporary fashion.

Installed in galleries ranging from Impressionism to 19th-century decorative arts to African art, Jones’s hats are displayed in dialogue with select works in the collection to create provocative conversations across time. The fascinating range of hats includes designs made from a wide variety of materials, such as plumes, artificial flowers, and silks. The installation also complements the main exhibition Degas, Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade.
Sunday, April 23rd at 2 pm in Farrell Auditorium, Jones will discuss the inspiration for his own work and its connections to the history of hats and art. $25 ($20 Members) Register Here Advanced tickets recommended


The hats of contemporary milliner Stephen Jones have been worn by some of the world’s biggest stars and fashion icons. Jones will discuss the inspiration for his own work and its connections to the history of hats and art.

A conversation with milliner Jennifer Ouellette will follow.

Overflow seating for live telecast in the Education Center $5 General/Free for Members (ticket required). Priority ticketing for Members begins April 4. General ticketing begins April 6.



Recent collaborations include Thom Browne SS17:

For Marc Jacobs FW17, Jones saw to the evolution of Hip Hop style with exaggerated bowlers and bobby hats & shut down the sidewalks of NYFW in the process, Respect.

Jones rose to prominence in the London fashion scene in the late 1970s. By 1980, he had opened his first millinery salon in London’s Covent Garden. His avant-garde designs also engage closely with artistic tradition and have long been popular with everyone from rock stars to royalty, including Boy George and Diana, Princess of Wales.

The Hats of Stephen Jones is co-curated by Simon Kelly, the Museum’s curator of modern and contemporary art, and Zoe A. Perkins, textile conservator.

Most Images via Vogue

Most Info via Saint Louis Art Museum

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