Three cheers for Johnny Depp and congratulations, sir, for being crowned (ho ho) "Hat Person of the Year" by the Headwear Society! We couldn’t be more excited to have an excuse to feature the dashing piratical megastar on the site today. He’s rarely seen out without his trademark fedora – ALTHOUGH, we think he could be providing a bit more business for the society's members because in every picture, it's the same one, complete with little hole at the top!
The 103 year old organisation exists to ‘to promote hat wearing and the headwear industry throughout the world and to foster goodwill and fellowship among those engaged in the headwear industry’.
How come we’re not members of this society? Runners up to the Deppster in the shortlist were Gwen Stefani, Hugh Jackman, Justin Timberlake, Kate Hudson and Nicole Richie. WHAT? This is silly, if you ask us. For a far, far better shortlist they simply needed to turn to the mad world of FASHWAN, darlings!
We would put Daphne Guinness, Anna Dello Russo and Paloma Faith on there with out a second’s hesitation. And when we’d scratched our heads a little we could have added to that list; Kate Moss, Bryanboy and Anna Piaggi. And additionally, though not strictly the fashion industry, Helena Bonham Carter and the Queen.
No need to thank us, Headwear Society, the pleasure is all ours!
- Naomi Attwood