4/1: Say Something Hat!

If Easter’s not, in the line’s Patrick Swayze’s character from To Wong Foo, a “Say Something Hat” Day, I don’t know what is.

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The NYTimes has a nice highlight reel from yesterday’s Easter parade.

Of course, the quintessential hat film clip is this one.

Designer Cecil Beaton wasn’t far off. Here’s a fun show of relatively recent Ascot hat-tacularness. Some of the girls can pull it off, including a surprisingly snappy QEII. Some of ’em can’t, but I defend their right to try.

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Any Sunday is a fashion extravaganza at black churches across the country. The gospel musical Crowns was written by Regina Taylor in honor of this phenomenon. Find out all about it here, and view some hat finery in this clip.

We must also of course acknowledge the great Elsa Schiaperelli, and learn to pronounce her name properly.

Of course, I never wear hats. I’m almost 6 feet tall, for heck’s sake. I look ridiculous.

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