Best Quotes by Philip Treacy

By | April 6, 2018

Everybody loves things that sparkle.

Philip Treacy

Royalty is completely different than celebrity. Royalty has a magic all its own.

Philip Treacy

Elegance is all in the mind of the wearer.

Philip Treacy

A person carries off the hat. Hats are about emotion. It is all about how it makes you feel.

Philip Treacy

How a hat makes you feel is what a hat is all about.

Philip Treacy

The personality of the wearer and the hat makes the hat.

Philip Treacy

Somebody can feel elegant without being elegant. It’s a personality.

Philip Treacy

Hats make people feel good, and that’s the point of them.

Philip Treacy

Fantasy hats give you the possibility to dream.

Philip Treacy

Try on 100 different hats if you can, until you find the one that suits you best. It’s a trial and error thing.

Philip Treacy

You always see a better side of where you’re visiting when a local shows you around.

Philip Treacy

When you’re wearing something on your head, you feel beautiful.

Philip Treacy

Wearing a hat is fun; people have a good time when they’re wearing a hat.

Philip Treacy

In Rome, I particularly love the history, churches, sculptures and architecture and the fact that you can walk along a tiny cobbled street and turn the corner to find the Trevi Fountain. London is evocative of other eras and full of history.

Philip Treacy

There’s a technicality to designing and wearing hats. A hat is balancing the proportions of your face; it’s like architecture or mathematics.

Philip Treacy

There is no attitude required. The hat brings the attitude. And when people try on a hat they like, it is a bit of fun. It makes them laugh. You don’t laugh when you put on a pair of shoes, but you do with a hat.

Philip Treacy

Hats are radical; only people that wear hats understand that.

Philip Treacy

America brought us the baseball cap; it’s one of my favorite hats.

Philip Treacy

When people think of hats, they think of her majesty the queen.

Philip Treacy

My mother had a sewing machine. I was never allowed to use it, but I was so fascinated by this little needle going up and down joining fabric together that I’d use it when my mother went out to feed the chickens.

Philip Treacy

Hats are attached to special moments in people’s lives – weddings, or the races. In difficult times, people still get married; they still want to look their best.

Philip Treacy

I like hats that make the heart beat faster.

Philip Treacy

I believe that I am a hat designer, not a milliner.

Philip Treacy

At home, I had seven brothers, one sister. I sewed clothes for my sister’s dolls although she was grown and gone away. I was a weirdo but didn’t think I was a weirdo.

Philip Treacy

Hats are for life’s ultimate moments. They’re worn at races, at weddings. Occasions many of us, who aren’t royals and celebrities, only attend once or twice in a lifetime.

Philip Treacy

The classic hat image was during the Forties and Fifties, and Elizabeth Taylor was the epitome of that; she was the ultimate celebrity of excess and glamour, and she worked major sun hats.

Philip Treacy

Hats are attached to special moments in people’s lives – weddings, or the races. In difficult times, people still get married; they still want to look their best.

Philip Treacy

What I love most about Her Majesty is that she has kept hats alive in people’s minds for more than 60 years. You can’t think of her without imagining her with a hat or a crown. I would, of course, love to design one for her.

Philip Treacy

I believe in originality, primarily. However, it’s important to know what there has been before to aim in that direction. Art history informs us. It informs our mind. I like to look at books, exhibitions, paintings, as a computer, subconsciously taking on information.

Philip Treacy

I remember in the early nineties people saying the hat was just for old women, but that’s ridiculous.

Philip Treacy

I used to make clothes for my sister’s dolls. I couldn’t care less for the dolls, but I could make the clothes really easily.

Philip Treacy

I was just, as a child, very different from the others, and didn’t really care what they thought because you know, a child doesn’t really have inhibitions; you sort of gain your inhibitions later.

Philip Treacy

When people come and visit me and have a hat made, it’s a little bit like visiting a psychiatrist, but they don’t actually realize that.

Philip Treacy

The only person I never made a hat for was my mother because my mother didn’t really – she preferred to make her own hats. I mean, she was intrigued by everything, but she didn’t want one of my hats. She made her own.

Philip Treacy

I always design the hat with the wearer in mind; otherwise, it’s an inanimate object.

Philip Treacy

I love the romance of what I do, although because of Isabella, Lady Gaga and Grace Jones, people think I have crazy customers. Sometimes I get more enthusiasm from the housewife who wants a hat and believes in it.

Philip Treacy

I grew up in a little village in the west of Ireland.

Philip Treacy

Fashion is an illusion. It’s a multibillion-pound industry that has to appear frivolous. Designers work and work and work, all night sometimes.

Philip Treacy

I make hats for lots of iconic people, and that makes my job very interesting.

Philip Treacy

Women come into our shop for that ultimate moment in their life. They’re buying a dream. They’re buying a moment for themselves. That’s what I sell – moments.

Philip Treacy

Certainly, people like Gaga have introduced a new type of hat-wearing.

Philip Treacy

People are dressing like stars, which is kind of fantastic.

Philip Treacy

I believe in a democratic approach to fashion: if you feel good, then great. You may not look good, but it’s not the problem.

Philip Treacy

The success of a hat definitely lies with balancing the personality of the wearer with the type of occasion. Don’t listen to those rules about face shape.

Philip Treacy

When you meet someone, you meet their face. It’s the most potent part of the body to embellish.

Philip Treacy

I want to excite the eye through hatmaking.

Philip Treacy

People, when they buy a hat, they can’t explain why they want to buy it or why they want it, but they do. It’s like chocolate.

Philip Treacy

I do say I’m a specialist in divas. Name a diva – I’ve worked with ’em.

Philip Treacy

I must point out – Sarah Jessica Parker is not a diva – she’s one of these pop culture characters that everybody likes.

Philip Treacy

Every day, I like to make hats that make people dream.

Philip Treacy

Not long ago, a hat was a conformist accessory. Then the 1960s came along, and young people didn’t want to wear hats.

Philip Treacy

Hat-making is laborious and time-consuming. It’s a very tactile medium, and you can develop the skills, but it’s one of those things: you either have it, or you don’t. I love bringing something to fruition with my hands that gives people pleasure.

Philip Treacy

Everybody loves things that sparkle.

Philip Treacy

Everybody loves things that sparkle.

Philip Treacy

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