Material World: meet the milliners

The master classes are by …

Who? Philip Treacy

Why? The legendary hat designer has created some of the world’s finest headpieces, for the likes of Chanel, Givenchy and Ralph Lauren. He was the most in-demand milliner at the Royal wedding, and designed the fascinator worn by SJP at the first Sex and the City premiere.

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Who? Katherine Elizabeth

Why? The roll call of Katherine’s fans is a long and distinguished line; she’s worked with Stephen Jones, created headpieces for Dior and John Galliano shows and her hats have graced the heads of Lilly Allen, Dita Von Teese, Henry Holland and many more.

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The insider tricks are from …

Who? Kate Underdown

Why? She’s worked with the likes of Stephen Jones, but we love her not for her connections but for her beautiful vintage trimmings and unique shapes.

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Who? Piers Atkinson

Why? The couture milliner started life working with Zara Rhodes on her PR, and when he graduated to millinery he started dressing the heads of Kate Moss, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Kelis and Cate Blanchett.

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