Philip Treacy defends Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie's royal wedding hats
They certainly turned heads at the royal wedding, but not without harsh criticism. When Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie fronted up to Westminster Abbey the internet went into meltdown with mostly negative comments over the sisters' unusual wedding attire.
Following the public ridicule, Philip Treacy who designed the elaborate fascinators has come out in defence of the Princesses.
"My inspiration was beauty and elegance it's a 21st century royal wedding," Philip told Hollywoodlife.com.
"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."
"How a hat makes you feel is what a hat is all about," Philip added. "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."
He has a point of course. Even so, I can't help but wonder if the Princesses really felt beautiful or just plain awkward.