As we discovered, Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice were both royal hot messes at the wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William (their first cousin). I suspect that fug fashion sense is in their blood – after all, Fergie is their mother, and she has never been known for her righteous styling. Eugenie and Beatrice’s fug seemed a little “extra” though, especially when you took into account their enormous hats/headpieces/fascinators. Beatrice’s headpiece was especially epic and Lady Gaga-esque. Anyway, their hat designer, Philip Treacy, has given an interview to Hollywood Life where he defends his creations and the two princesses, and basically boils it down to “haters gonna hate, royal style.”
Immediately following the Royal Wedding on April 29, Facebook and Twitter filled with ridicule for Princesses Beatrice, 22, & Eugenie, 21, “ridiculous” hats. But HollywoodLife.com spoke with Philip Treacy, the man behind the royal creations, at the premiere of L’Amour Fou in NYC on May 1 and revealed what he had in mind when designing the colorful and feathery toppers for the daughters of Prince Andrew Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York.
“My inspiration was beauty and elegance it’s a 21st century royal wedding,” Philip told us at the screening hosted by designer Vera Wang. “No, they didn’t tell me [what they wanted] because I’ve known them for a long time and I wanted them to look gorgeous and beautiful. They trusted me to make them. Gorgeous and beautiful can be open to interpretation … I thought they looked gorgeous and beautiful. But no one is crying if anyone didn’t.”
Beatrice’s intricate bow-like hat, matched her taupe Valentino Haute Couture dress. While her older sister’s royal blue fashion statement sat perched on her head complete with purple flowers and large white feathers.
“How a hat makes you feel is what a hat is all about,” Philip says. “It’s about making you feel a million dollars so when you’ve got something beautiful on your head and the head is the most important part of the body to embellish, because it’s what you meet. When you’re wearing something on your head you feel beautiful.”
[From Hollywood Life]
So friggin’ English. “I thought they looked gorgeous and beautiful. But no one is crying if anyone didn’t.” He can’t just say, “Some people didn’t like the hats, but I loved what I created.” Of course not. He has to talk down to all of us peasants who simply didn’t “get” the genius of the hats. “No one is crying” if we didn’t “get” it. Pish posh. Crumpets. Sniff.