New York Fashion Week is almost over, and yesterday hats had their day in the sun. Yes, hats. Did you notice them too?
Let’s start with Thom Browne. Milliner Stephen Jones designed hats that wittily played off Browne’s ensembles.
Karen Walker’s straw hats took the Western in a simple and elegant direction.
Donna Karan mixed up her looks with hats that either reached for high heights or mimicked an early 1900s oversized shape.
Rosie Assoulin went for a super dramatic brim.
And Alice + Olivia created a dramatic Marie Antoinette towering hairpiece with a bird perched on top.
These hats were certainly no wallflowers. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many in one New York Fashion Week in recent history. Should we blame it all on Pharrell’s Vivienne Westwood hat?