A 23-year-old son of a milliner from the city of Vyborg, he was drafted into the army when the Soviet Union invaded Finland.
The legendary British milliner dedicated his return to the runway to Michael Jackson -- and Lady Gaga made a veiled appearance.
His father died in 1980 and he was very close to his mother, a milliner, too.
He started out as a milliner in Chicago in the 1950s, designing hats for Kim Novak and Deborah Kerr.
The British milliner Philip Treacy made his return to the runway on Sunday night, the first time he has shown in 13 years.
That afternoon it fell out that my aunt took me with her to a milliner's on some business.
In the fulness of time a milliner came in, and to her she repaired on her own behalf.
It was a milliner's bonnet-block, on which a face had been painted.
My mother had sent for the milliner, who arrived with various hats.
It happened the very next morning that Mrs. la Mode, the milliner, called upon Mrs. Ludgate.
mid-15c., "vendor of fancy wares, especially those made in Milan," Italian city, famous for straw works, fancy goods, ribbons, bonnets, and cutlery. Meaning "one who sells women's hats" may be from 1520s, certainly by 18c. (it is difficult in early references to know whether the word means a type of merchant or "a resident of Milan" who is selling certain wares).