Philip Treacy made a bold statement at London Fashion Week by featuring all black models at his Spring 2013 presentation. 25 African-American models participated in the show, which introduced Treacy’s elaborate collectionof headpieces alongside original costumes from Michael Jackson’s estate. Sessilee Lopez, Jourdan Dunn and Nyasha Matonhodze were among them.
Treacy’s participation also fittingly included a soundtrack of Michael Jackson’s hits and an introduction by superstar and avid hat-wearer Lady Gaga.
“The show was a homage to the African woman and their sensibility to dress up,” states Treacy to the London Evening Standard.
Why Michael Jackson’s wardrobe?’ …. “Michael Jackson was all about a dream,” …I respect originality more than anything else, and I was inspired.!”