I was at school with Albertus. I always admired him from a distance, knowing that he would do something interesting with his life. And I was right - the rest of us became accountants and clerks and programmers and shop assistants, but Albertus became a milliner. In New York.
Albertus Quartus Swanepoel in his studio in NY (Photo by Steven Torres)
Studio in NY (Photo by Steven Torres)
Cloches above and below by Albertus Swanepoel for Proenza Schouler. (Photos by Don Ashby and Olivier Claisse)
A chocolate leather cap for Proenza Schouler (photo by Don Ashby and Olivier Claisse)
And a not very PC mink ski cap for Proenza Schouler (photo by Don Ashby and Olivier Claisse)
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