The 108th Annual Headwear Association Dinner
Headwear Association members strutted through the dinner showing off styles from brands including Scala, Biltmore, Borsalino, Bailey, Kangol, Betmar, Stetson, Magid, F&M, Giovannio, Wallaroo, Broner, San Diego, Helen Kaminski, Brooklyn Hat, Santana, Larry Mahan, Justin, Steampunk Hatter, Ashbury Hats, Double G, Voodoo Hatter, Isaac Mizrahi and Dobbs. In addition, the Milliner’s Guild contributed 15 original hats to the show.
For a look at the first ever THA fashion show visit our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/TheHeadwearAssociation/FashionShowVideo
Many thanks to all our THA members who modeled and slayed the runway!
Among the highlights of the evening were the presentations of the Ben Rosenthal Award to Dorfman Pacific’s Arthur Gardner and the Retailer of the Year Award to the Panama Hat Company in St. Augustine, Florida. The 31-year-old family-run business, located in an 18th-century building, was founded by Ecuadorian immigrant Consuelo Lippi and is now co-owned by son Tony, both of whom were on hand and very grateful to receive the honor. Marveling on her long-time success, Conseulo remarked: “I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I started the business, I just didn’t know how to go about it.”
The Association also inducted its six new “Hall of Fame” members: John Wayne, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Kate Hudson, Christina Aguilera, and Hedy Lamarr.
To see more pictures of our stylish guests, visit our FB page. THA 108th Annual Dinner Photos