During a chance visit to a 5th generation haberdashery in Vitoria, Spain, Gladys Tamez was invited to step behind the curtain and witnessed the secret wonders of the timeless art of millinery. Inspired by the experience, Tamez knew she was destined to be a hat-maker.
Some of the most cutting edge apparel designers have discovered the unique artistry and exceptional execution of Gladys Tamez Millinery, inviting Tamez to showcase her collections along with their work at runway and trunk shows across the country. Hollywood’s top stylists frequently pull hats for their clients, many of who become customers, including Johnny Depp, Rihanna, Kelly Rowland, Miley Cyrus and LisaMarie Presley. Tamez’s pieces are also a favorite of many musicians including Gilberto Cerezo (Kinky), Joel Madden (Good Charlotte,) Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs), Little Dragon and members of TwinShadow. A testament to her artistry, Tamez’s "shoe" hat was recently displayed in the Decades NYC installation in honor of the Prada/Elsa Shiaparelli exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.