Born in Cheshire, England, and schooled in Liverpool, milliner Stephen Jones is a fashion icon. Coming of age during London’s street fashion boom in the late 1970s, Jones first made a name for himself as an uncompromising style-blazer at the legendary Blitz nightclub, where he was perpetually crowned with a striking hat of his own idiosyncratic design. By 1980, Jones had opened his first millinery salon in the heart of London’s Covent Garden. Those premises soon became a place of pilgrimage and patronage, as everyone from rock stars to royalty, from Boy George to Diana, Princess of Wales, identified Jones as the milliner who would help them make arresting headlines. Nearly forty years later, Jones’s era-defining edge continues to attract a celebrity clientele which includes Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Mick Jagger, and the Royal Family. Now, as ever, at the forefront of fashion, his beguiling hats routinely grace the most celebrated magazine covers and enliven window displays of the world’s most stylish stores. From runways to racecourses, from pop-promos to royal garden parties, millinery by Stephen Jones adds the exclamation mark to every fashion statement.
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