The Headwear Association

Promoting hats and headwear awareness worldwide

The Headwear Association Names Pharrell Williams

Fifth Annual Hat Person of the Year

[LOS ANGELES] Congratulations to Pharrell Williams, who was voted Hat Person of the Year in an online poll conducted by The Headwear Association (THA). Pharrell has made hats of all styles – fedoras, panamas, trappers, driving caps – part of his signature style for years, but it was probably the Vivienne Westwood Buffalo Gals hat that he wore to the 2014 Grammys that sealed the Hat Person of the Year Award for him.


In a recent online poll, Pharrell received 25% of the votes, narrowly edging out Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake who each received 24% of the votes in the closest year of voting ever. Votes were also cast for Anne Hathaway (11%), Beyonce (8%), Salma Hayak (5%) and Al Roker (3%).

Previous recipients of the Hat Person of the Year award include: Kate Moss; Kate Middleton; Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt.

Pharrell Williams will be honored at the 106th annual THA Gala held at The Central Park Boathouse on April 24, 2014. The dinner is open to anyone in the fashion and headwear industries.

The Headwear Association is a 106-year old trade association, the oldest in the fashion industry. Their mission is to promote hats and the headwear industry throughout the world, and to foster goodwill and fellowship among those engaged in the headwear industry.



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