01/08/2011 13:46 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Philip Treacy Named Designer Of The Year For ACE Awards

A selection of Philip Treacy's celebrity clients in his creations. Photos: PA

The Accessories Council today named milliner Philip Treacy as their Designer of the Year in advance of their 2011 Accessories Council Excellence Awards.

The awards, which take place in November, recognise individuals and companies who raise awareness of the accessories industry and have a positive impact on accessory sales.

Treacy, famed for his extravagant hat designs, hit headlines earlier this year when he dressed the royal heads of Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie for Victoria Beckham and