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

— Philip Treacy

The most informative Philip Treacy quotes that are little-known but priceless

Elegance is all in the mind of the wearer.

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

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

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You know that scenario where roses are red, leaves are green, I love arguing that. ‘Why should they be?’. I hate rules and formulas. That’s so boring. It’s the opposite of creativity. Rules are ridiculous things that are meant to be broken.

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

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Fantasy hats give you the possibility to dream.

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

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I like hats that make the heart beat faster.

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I think and hope I have changed the way we look at hats.

They are no longer symbols of conformity but highly individual acts of rebellion. I am constantly challenging the perception of what a hat should be and what role it should play.

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Everybody loves things that sparkle.

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Gaga is an entertainer, so a hat for her is part of the illusion of entertaining.

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In a world where every man and his dog is a designer, Alexander McQueen was the real deal. His talent was supersonic.

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About Philip Treacy

Quotes 27 sayings
Profession Designer
Birthday May 26, 1967

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

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It thrills observers and makes the wearer feel a million dollars.

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

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I do say I'm a specialist in divas. Name a diva - I've worked with 'em.

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

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

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I'm Irish but I design something that is quintessentially English and I love hats.

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MAC allowed me to have complete freedom on the collaborations—from the shades, the look-and-feel, to the campaign visuals. I have to admit that the visual aspect of the collection excites me most. For designers, we care about the photographs much more than a Ferrari.

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I love the shape of cars. They are very inspiring as modern pieces of machinery. I can't drive, but I do like the look of them.

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

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

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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.

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I particularly like to travel for work because you see a completely different side of the country you're visiting.

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

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