Who knew on that fateful day back in February, when Pharrell Williams hit the Grammys red carpet in a Smokey the Bear-style Vivienne Westwood hat, that the topper would become the most talked-about headpiece of the year? Well, maybe a couple people could tell. But in no way did we expect to see the hat so much in the months after, mainly in a few different colorways on Pharrell, and now, on André Leon Talley.
The former Numéro Russia editor was seated front row this morning for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the newly-named Anna Wintour Costume Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, wearing what appears to be a black or navy version of the infamous hat. A couple eagle-eyed guests (like Rachel Roy and W Arts & Culture director Anne Sloway) spied the editor in the hat, posting snaps aplenty to Instagram.
This seems to be the hat that will never die. But if anyone was going to wear it after Pharrell (a really tough act to follow), it would have to be ALT, wouldn't it? A man who rocks a kimono on the reg can pretty much wear anything.