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"When Philip met Isabella" Hardcover – 5 Jul 2002

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  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Assouline; 1st edition (5 July 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2843233720
  • ISBN-13: 978-2843233722
  • Product Dimensions: 22.7 x 16.3 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 583,659 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Philip Treacy studied fashion design in Dublin before winning a place at the Royal College of Art. In addition to running his own successful hat business, he has made Haute-Couture Hats for such fashion houses as Chanel, Valentino, Gianni Versace and Alexander McQueen; Isabella Blow is one of the world's most influential Creative Directors. She has worked for magazines including American Vogue, Visionaire, The Face and Italian Vogue. She played an important part in nuturing the careers of many designers, including Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By "nalatie" on 5 Feb. 2004
Format: Hardcover
This is a truly indulgent book, equally as sumptuous as Manolo Blahnik's book of shoe designs.
It is a collection of photographs and beautiful illustrations by Hilary Knight, chronicling Philip Treacy and Isabella Blow's collaboration on over thirty hats, including her wedding hat!
It perfectly conveys the talent of Treacy, his ingenuity, his inspiration for several of his hats from everyday objects. There is an interview with both Philip Treacy and Isabella Blow-his muse. It tells you a little about both their backgrounds, Treacy's past at the Royal College of Art and how he started his business in Blow's basement. Isabella Blow is a creative director who has worked for magazines such as American and Italian Vogue and The Face. Treacy describes very clearly how Blow has been a constant source of inspiration.
There are some wonderful photos of his surreal, sculptural creations-by Mario Testino, David La Chappelle etc-including the infamous pasta bowl hat which is a personal favourite. Many of the hats are worn by models recognisable to anyone, such as Stella Tennant and Sophie Dahl.
This is a perfect book for any millinery obsessed woman, or teenager as well as being very informative for fashion students.
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By Robert Fairer on 17 Jun. 2015
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Wonderful book
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Amazon.com: 3 reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Fashionable Read 18 Mar. 2005
By aliceart - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I bought this as a gift for a friend and am having a hard time giving it up. Philip and Isabella make an intriguing fashion duo. His natural talent and her eye for style make this book worth it, add it to your collection. Great fashion photos and illustration. I love it!

P.S. I am sending it to my friend, she worked for him in London!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Absolutely worth the money 7 Aug. 2006
By Tatiana Sometimes - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a lovely book, but they all are from this range. If you love hats, or just fashion you won't regret buying it!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Tiny book full of great photos 7 Aug. 2011
By MK - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I was expecting a large coffee table kind of book. This book is super-small but has some nice candid and intimate shots. After reading the 2 biographies of Isabella I needed more, and this rounded out my experience of delving into the high fashion life of Isabella Blow.
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