The Annual Headwear Association Dinner

Annual Dinner

The 108th Annual Headwear Association Dinner

 It was a stunning affair on April 14 when about 160 members of The Headwear Association gathered at The Boathouse in Central Park for their 108th annual dinner. This year’s event included their first-ever fashion show as 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.

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” inductees (none of whom were present): John Wayne, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Kate Hudson, Christina Aguilera, and Hedy Lamarr.

To see more pictures of our stylish guests, visit our THA Facebook page.

107th Dinner Attendees

 

AMERICAN HAT MAKERS
Garth Watrous
Hannah Watrous
Leilani Watrous

BOLLMAN HAT COMPANY
Don Rongione
Angus MacLeod
Jeff Clair
Mark Harris
Paula Calvert
Alexis Biondi
Tina Castellano
Mark Craley
Charlotte Dyslin

BRONER
Bob Broner
Brooke Ploucha
Josh Bailey

DORFMAN PACIFIC
Todd Gardner
Scott Starnes
Jim Caparosa
Sara Levine- Axel
Shelley Lipton
Wade Collingsworth

FM HAT COMPANY
Ashley Fichthorn
Brad Fichthorn
Mark Schaffel
Denise Woods

HATCO, INC
Gerry Miller Ron
Cieslak Ricky
Bolin Duane
Prentice Dru Stewart
Gary Rosenthal
Joseph Brandstetter
Matt Deckard

MAGID HATS
Charles Rand
Pinny Rand

SAN DIEGO HAT
Courtney Bush
Mary Bush

WALLAROO HAT COMPANY
Stephanie Carter
Lenya Shore

JJ HAT CENTER
Aida O’Toole
Sean O’Toole
Jose Henriquez
Jillian Morrow
Jimmy Broadlick
Colin Blair
Jarrod Dickenson
Van Huynh
Adam Coren
Ryan Wilde
Madeline Sachs-Strosberg
Roderick Springer

HammerINK PR
Jill Hammer

HATS IN THE BELFRY
Jen Gerety

THA Photographer
Darren Santos

SFX ENTERTAINMENT Elironn Ozarko

Public School 89
Amy Schaffel

JACKSON LEWIS PC
Lewis Silverman

BALFOUR HATS
James Gellman

THE HAT LADIES
Archie Burkel

CAPAS HEADWEAR
Arnold Severino
Phyllis Severino
Robert Kuzler
Florence Kuzler
Bernard Grossman

TILLEY ENDURABLES
David Kappele

JONEVON FURS LTD.
John Petkanas
Jana Paliy

OUTBACK TRADING COMPANY
Wilson King
Vicki King
Allie King

STAYBACK FITTING SYSTEMS
Ann- Marie
Zylstra Jan Zylstra

TONAK
Jiri Strycek

HAT SATIONAL BY DEI
Joyce Locks Roger Locks

KORBER HATS
Jason Ouhrabka

DELMONICO HATTER
Jeff Dyer Ern DelMonico
Ben DelMonico

GOORIN BROS
Ben Goorin
Jim Curley

MAGILL HAT MFG. INC
Jarred Shostak

HARLEM’S HEAVEN HATS
Evetta Petty

BARBARA VOLKER MILLINERY
Barbara Volker

KATHERINE CAREY MILLINERY
Katherine Carey

 

ELLEN CHRISTINE COUTURE, INC
Ellen Colon- Lugo

HATS BY KAT and ACCESSORIES TOO
Kathy Anderson

MONIKA FINE MILLINERY
Monika Stebbins

ONCE UPON A HAT
Wanda Chambers

EGGCUP DESIGNS
Fred Borda Conney Borda

NES ENTERPRISES INC.
Sheldon Salkovitch Lynn Salkovitch
Dina Careccio

FRIEDRICH W. SCHNEIDER
Klaus Kirschner

HEADWEAR CREATIONS
Ruben Spitz
Cecilia Jerez

JAY GERISH CO.
Kathy Gerish
Joe Gerish

HAT ATTACK
BJ Gedney
Melissa Gitelman

BIJOU VAN NESS
Rehn Dudukgian
Talena Smith
Hannah Smith

NEW CONCEPTS OF NY LLC
Agostino Calcinotto

STETSON
Paul Guilden
Izumi Kajimoto
Xiao Li Tan
Mike Zappetti
Daryl Carr
Randy Fields
Zach Lawrence

WORLD HAT COMPANY
Roberto Dorfzaun

FRAMAR LTD
Paolo Persichetti

ALFONSO DESTE by ANGELICA
Angelica Orfaly

NEW YORK HAT
Arnold Ackerman
Barbara Ackerman

RECHERCHE NEW YORK
Naotoshi Shigematsu
Enki Badamkhand

FRATELLI MARZI S.R.L.
Alessio Marzi
Suzanne Newman
Nicole McBride

HERALD and HEART
Ken White