Sources: Papermag – By Mickey Boardman | All Things Michael
Philip Treacy — Spring/Summer 2013
Philip Treacy always serves up some hall-of-fame level outrageous creativity but his Spring ’13 show really took things to never-before-seen levels of style magic. And that’s a pretty good trick for a hat designer! The entire show was inspired by the late, great King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and the models wore Jackson’s actual stage costumes, which were on loan from one of the music legend’s costume designers and were going up for auction in Beverly Hills a few months later. The hats featured great moments in Jackson history including a single sparkle glove and the amusement park at his Neverland Ranch made into head gear. The models were all black and the music all Michael’s greatest hits. Oh, and Lady Gaga introduced the show, in a sheer pink burka-esque cloak. And, to tie all together, Gaga actually bought many of the costumes at the auction.
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