Last Updated on 4th May 2011
Following the royal wedding on April 29th, many Facebook and Twitter users leapt to the internet to file riducle against Princesses Beatrice, 21, and Eugenie, 22, for their “ridiculous” hats they wore by milliner Phillip Treacy on the big day. But Treacy reveals he had the best design intentions at heart for the girls.
“My inspiration was beauty and elegance, it’s a 21st century royal wedding,” said Phillip. “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 hat matched her taupe Valentino Haute Couture dress to perfection – although we would have preferred it scaled down – while her elder sister’s royal blue feathered head accessory complimented the unique tone of her Vivienne Westwood gown.
“How a hat makes you feel is what a hat is all about,” said Phillip to HollywoodLife. “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.”
But what do you think? Did the Princesses pull off their impressive head gear, or did their fascinators simply fall flat on their face?