The Business of Fashion: Internships


So the buzz this week has been that Lady Gaga has applied for an internship (can you imagine her walking around toting her Birkin Bag, a Blackberry and fetching coffe in her McQueen Armadillos? yeah… So could I) at Philip Treacy.
All people seem to be doing these days is applying for internships. It gives me a warm feeling to even say that word. But then I started to wonder that what is up with all this Phillip Treacy drama. Here are some fast facts, my dear Plebians:
Philip Treacy OBE (born 26 May 1967) is an Irish milliner which loosely translated means that “homeboy makes hats, yo!”
He studied fashion at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin.
Now based in London, he has designed hats for Alexander McQueen’s white Haute Couture collection at Givenchy
Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel.
He has been awarded the title of British Accessory Designer of the Year in the 90s.
Isabella Blow style editor of Tatler helped launch Treacy’s career
In 2005 he was commissioned to design hats for the wedding of the Prince of Wales to the Duchess of Cornwall
The same year he worked as Design Director for The G Hotel. A five star hotel in Galway City, and the flagship of the Monogram Hotel Group
On 16 February 2006, he launched the ‘Philip Treacy for Umbro’ collaborative collection at the Royal Horticultural Hall during London’s Fashion Week. Alek Wek, and Grace Jones were two of the most notable models at the show… But it bombed (sadly)
On 19 November 2007, he was awarded an honorary OBE for services to the British fashion industry by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at a ceremony in Clarence House.

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