Fashion’s headmaster Philip Treacy is planning to make a splash in 2013 with the launch of a new book and whispers of an upcoming film based on the late style icon Isabella Blow (best known for her support of young designers, like Lee Alexander McQueen). While details of the upcoming flick aren’t to be found online, Treacy has confirmed with WWD that it’s definitely in the works.
Following his much talked about Spring 2013 runway presentation in London, which featured some of his most extravagant designs to date paired with original costumes worn by the late Michael Jackson, Treacy is taking a step into the spotlight following years shadowed behind those OTT designs. The milliner’s recent show also featured an all-black cast of models including some of the industry’s most sought after faces like Jourdan Dunn, Alek Wek and Joan Smalls. “I love African girls, and I love Michael Jackson—he’s the ultimate African-American entertainer. The show was also based loosely on the contrast between white women who come into my shop, try on a hat, and then look at me for reassurance—and black women. They’ll put on a hat and think, I look great! They have a different sense of exuberance, an inner exuberance,” shared the designer to WWD.
Expect to find many of Treacy’s greatest hits in his upcoming coffee table book, shot by the legendary photographer Kevin Davies, in high gloss form.
Philip Treacy by Kevin Davies (February 3, 2013), $60, phaidon.com
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