Illustrator of Happy Birthday Madame Chapeau, Liverpudlian, milliner and all-round lovely chap, David Roberts answers out London Fashion Week 5 Question Monday!
1. How do you like your eggs in the morning?
2. What’s your favourite joke?
Oh it’s to rude to repeat.
3. What film character are you most like?
Ratty from The Wind in the Willows, I am never happier than when I am in a rowing boat.
4. What is the first book you ever read?
A Hole is to Dig by Ruth Krauss and Maurice Sendak, I bought it when I was 8 or 9 and it is still my favourite book ever ever ever, it contains the words Boodlyboodlyboodly and Doodleedoodleedoodleedoo! Need I say more.
5. Would you rather make a hat for The Queen or Paddington Bear?
Is this a trick question? I think Paddington Bear would get sticky marmalade all over it, which would be horrendous to clean, so I will go for the Queen, I would love to see her in one of Madame Chapeau’s creations! Or Paddington bear’s hat!
BOODLYBOODLYBOODLY David! We think the Queen in Paddington Bear’s hat would be second only to the Queen in a Madame Chapeau creation!
Photograph of David by Lynn
Happy Birthday Madame Chapeau, 9781419712197, Abrams Books for Young Readers, £10.99, September 14