Philip Treacy's Spring Summer 2013 show was nothing short of a spectacle. Shown during London Fashion Week in February, it was opened by Lady Gaga shrouded in neon pink who announced Philip as "the greatest milliner of all time." She then whacked on a flower helmet to watch Treacy's parade of all black models wearing vintage Michael Jackson costumes accessorised with his spectacular head gear.
Today, Grazia Daily has an exclusive video that gives us a behind the scenes look at the show as well as an interview with Mr Treacy himself plus celebrity auctioner Darren Julien and none other than Michael Jackson's costumer Michael Bush. Wowzers.
In the video, Philip explains his idea behind the collection: 'It started with an African theme, I bought many tribal CDs and they were a bit folky. I love Michael Jackson and I was playing his music and 'The Way You Make Me Feel' was exactly the kind of music I was looking for, because it’s pop tribal. So I called up Darren Julien and said is there a possibility of borrowing a glove. He said well actually we’re selling 100 of Michael Jackson’s clothes would you like the clothes? And I said of course.' And let's not forget it was Gagaloo who ended up buying 50% of those glitzy costumes earlier this month.
The hat master also dishes on Mother Monster. 'Lady Gaga is a customer. I make hats for her and she said I want to come and see your show and I said great,' he explains. 'But she said I want to do it in a certain way and I said ok. She did it with such fun.' As for his other famous customers, he says: 'I make hats for lots of iconic people and that makes my job very interesting. This year we did Madonna at the superbowl and I work with Grace Jones. It’s possible to work with lots of different people, what one person will wear isn’t going to be right for them.'
He also talks about his love of sparkles, which surely makes working with Swarovski an absolute dream. 'I always use [Swarovski] every season. It’s like a highlight, a finishing touch, it brings an extra bit of glamour. Everybody loves things that sparkle.' True dat.
Watch the video below for more...