Zitat des Tages von 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.
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.
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.
People are dressing like stars, which is kind of fantastic.
I am very proud to be Irish.
When you meet someone, you meet their face. It's the most potent part of the body to embellish.
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.
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.
Shopping can be a nightmare - first finding something to wear and then finding something to go with it, it's so difficult when there's so much choice. It can feel like entering a battleground.
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.
Royalty is completely different than celebrity. Royalty has a magic all its own.
Everybody loves things that sparkle.
Elegance is all in the mind of the wearer.
Often, what makes my job so exciting is designing for the mother whose dream has been to wear one of my hats at her child's wedding. I feel as responsible for making her feel like a million dollars as I do for somebody in the public eye.
A person carries off the hat. Hats are about emotion. It is all about how it makes you feel.
The personality of the wearer and the hat makes the hat.
Somebody can feel elegant without being elegant. It's a personality.
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.
You always see a better side of where you're visiting when a local shows you around.
America brought us the baseball cap; it's one of my favorite hats.
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.
I particularly like to travel for work because you see a completely different side of the country you're visiting.
I must point out - Sarah Jessica Parker is not a diva - she's one of these pop culture characters that everybody likes.
My aim is to change people's perceptions of what a hat can look like in the 21st century.