Philip Treacy ‘Had Kind of a Lot to Say’ at His Recent Runway Show

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The milliner told WWD, "I love African girls, and I love Michael Jackson — he's the ultimate African-American entertainer. The show was also based loosely on the contrast between white women who come into my shop, try on a hat, and then look at me for reassurance — and black women. They'll put on a hat and think, I look great! They have a different sense of exuberance, an inner exuberance."