Photos by: Thomas Alexander
Hat-designer to the stars, Stephen Jones OBE, to adorn Emirates Marquee with display of iconic millinery
Emirates is pleased to announce that leading English milliner, Stephen Jones OBE, will be a special guest at its English themed Marquee for this year’s Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
Stephen has designed for the Royal family, as well as for celebrities such as Beyonce, Rihanna, Kylie Minogue, Madonna, Dita Von Teese, Mick Jagger and Nicole Kidman.
He is considered one of the world's most radical and important milliners of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, having created hats for the catwalk shows of many leading couturiers and fashion designers, such as John Galliano at Dior and Vivienne Westwood.
Attending the Emirates Marquee on Derby Day, Emirates Melbourne Cup Day and Oaks Day, Stephen will be unveiling a show stopping display of iconic headwear from throughout his eclectic and distinguished career.
“I am really looking forward to coming back to Melbourne and being a part of all the excitement and glamour of the Melbourne Cup Carnival – Melbourne really is the place to be for all things racing and fashion,” said Stephen, “My selection of headwear, handpicked for display in the Emirates Marquee, really is a fun representation of some of my ultimate favourite hats, shipped over especially from my Millinery Salon in Covent Garden, London”.
Stephen will join other notable guests and VIPs in the English-themed Emirates Marquee, enjoying the racing and fashions from the birdcage’s most enviable spot.