Philip Treacy was born on 26th May 1967 in Ahascragh, in County Galway in the West of Ireland. He moved to Dublin in 1985 to study fashion at the National College of Art and Design, where he made hats to go with outfits he designed.From there, in 1988, Treacy won a place on the MA fashion design course at the Royal College of Art in London, where he graduated in 1990 with first class honours.
Philip Treacy has designed hats for Alexander McQueen, including his white collection for Givenchy Haute Couture, for Karl Lagerfeld at CHANEL, and for Valentino, Donna Karan.
He has designed hats for various films, including the Harry Potter films. Sarah Jessica Parker wore one of his designs to the Sex and the City film première. He has also designed hats worn by Lady Gaga. One of his notable designs for her was, a telephone-shaped headpiece with removable handset, worn for her appearance on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross in 2010.
Thirty-six hats designed by Treacy were worn at the Royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on 29 April 2011, including the fascinator worn by Princess Beatrice of York that was controversial.
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Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England.
Princess Beatrice of York
Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, born on January 9, 1982 in Reading, United Kingdom, is the wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, eldest son of Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales
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A model wears a design from the Philip Treacy Spring/Summer 2013 collection during London Fashion Week, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012.