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Hats off to Harry Potter as Philip Treacy OBE supports launch of new display

Jul. 31, 2017

Philip Treacy is renowned for his beautiful, and often wild, hats. He numbers, not only celebrities and royals amongst his clientele, but also students from the French wizarding school, Beauxbatons Academy of Magic. Treacy designed the wizarding version of a trilby that set off the uniform in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

The new display will feature a hat maker’s studio. It will show how the beautiful Beauxbatons hats were designed, moulded and finished.

“It was a personal thrill for me. As a hat designer, to come up with a hat for something as iconic as Harry Potter, it’s about as iconic as it gets,” says Treacy.

This six-week feature brings to life the costumes, hair and make-up effects from the wizarding world. It opens on Friday 21st July and will run until Monday 4th September 2017. The Making of Harry Potter opened on 31st March 2012. The attraction offers visitors the chance to get up close to authentic sets. They can also discover the magic behind spellbinding special effects. In addition they can explore the behind-the-scenes secrets of the Harry Potter film series.

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