Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones---a collaboration between the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and Stephen Jones, the world’s foremost hat designer---was at the Bard Graduate Center (BGC) in New York City from September 15, 2011 to April 15, 2012. The exhibition displayed more than 250 hats chosen with the expert eye of a milliner.

On Tuesday, September 13, 2011 BGC offered an exclusive Preview of the Exhibition followed by a Cocktail Party and Designer’s Hats Silent Auction. The evening’s auction featured hats designed by some of today’s most innovative tastemakers in the art and design world installed by Simon Doonan. Camilla Huey’s hat entitled “Proust” consisting of an Almanach de Gotha perched at an angle with a quill and tied with a recherché ribbon of antique French faille was the evening’s highest achiever.