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Industry Fashion
Occupation Milliner Designer
Location London, United Kingdom
Introduction A graduate of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, I left New York and moved to London in 1986. After working as a free-lance fashion stylist, I trained for several years in couture millinery. All of my hats are made in the classical manner using only traditional millinery techniques. I designed my first collection for spring 1991 under my own label, Prudence Millinery, and was asked by London designer Vivienne Westwood to create the hats for her autumn / winter 1991 collection. I have been working with Vivienne ever since. I also design and produce couture hats for men following the success of the Vivienne Westwood MAN collections and in winter 1996. I also worked with Tom Ford at Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci. I designed and produced all the prêt-a-porter hats for YSL Rive Gauche in Paris for men and women. I also designed hats for Sir Hardy Amies, London. I have been designing and creating hats for Hector Castro at Biba, for Julien MacDonald and Charles Anastase. I also teach how to make couture hats in my workshops and hat classes, in London.
Interests Fashion, hats, cooking
Favorite Movies Brief Encounter (1945), directed by David Lean (Poor Cilia Johnson!)
Favorite Music Sergei Rachmaninoff (his piano concerto no. 2)