Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Philip Treacy's Hats for Isabella Blow
Saturday, June 3, through Sunday, August 27, 2006
Cranbrook Art Museum will present an exhibition of the extraordinary hats that the Irish designer Philip Treacy made for his friend and muse, Isabella Blow. The exhibition, When Philip Met Isabella -- Philip Treacy's Hats for Isabella Blow, draws on work from the private collections of both Treacy and Blow, and opens on June 3, 2006.

Since their first meeting on a fashion shoot in 1989 when Treacy was a student at the Royal College of Art, Blow has been his staunchest supporter and a constant source of inspiration. After leaving the RCA, he lived and worked from the basement of her London house for three years. Many of his most surreal and sculptural hats have been made for her. "Issy never says: "You've gone too far," says Treacy. "She always says: "You haven't gone far enough.""

The presentation of When Philip Met Isabella at Cranbrook Art Museum is generously sponsored by Julia Reyes Taubman.

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