Thursday, January 31, 2013

None of the surprises we encountered last summer in London was bigger than this:

London Hatwalk



From the Duke of Wellington near Hyde Park to the Duke of Wellington outside the Bank of England in the Square Mile a "hatwalk" was created by two very famous milliners (the ones who do all the hats for the royal weddings).  Creating a total of 21 new looks for some of the most venerable in English history, we spotted a few:






 The same company who designed Lord Nelson's original hat 200 years ago was hired to create the hat for his statue in Trafalgar Square.


The hats were commissioned by the Mayor of London and are the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad, part of London Festival 2012.  Shakespeare in Leicester Square had a designer baseball cap, which was stolen and has yet to be recovered. 


5 comments:

Sean Bentley said...

Fun!

Sean Bentley said...

Fun! Statuary haberdashery!

M. Dick said...
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Bruce Hanson said...

This is the funniest thing I've seen all week! Go Brits! I especially liked the little video of the guy who made the Spam hat for FDR: "... so we will make an enormous tin of Spam on Roosevelt's head."

Bruce Hanson said...

http://comp.bauermedia.co.uk/hatwalk/