Voting Open For Eighth Annual Hat Person of the Year

Eighth Annual Hat Person of the Year

Voting Open Through May 15th, 2018

Every year, The Headwear Association asks headwear aficianados to name one style denizen Hat Person of the Year. Voting is now open for the Eighth Annual Hat Person of the Year.

Cast your vote here:

The Hat Person of the Year Nominees are:

Carmelo Anthony

Known for his dapper style, which always included a variety of hats, Carmelo Anthony has just added hat designer to his impressive list of accomplishments.  Melo recently released a five-piece capsule collection with Goorin Brothers.  Anthony plans on keeping the collaboration alive with more pieces to come soon.

David Beckham has topped dozens of best dressed lists, and we all know a sharp dressed man always wears a hat. The international soccer star turned designer has been busy finalizing plans for his new MLS expansion team, but he still finds time to remain effortlessly stylish.

Beyoncé has been a fan of hats for years. But ever since she got into formation with her album critically acclaimed album, Lemonade, Beyoncé has been embracing the hat trend in a big way. She wore two iconic hats at the 2018 Grammy Awards, a dramatic oversized chapeau and an edgy leather beret. She continued her fascination with the beret at this year’s Coachella, where she sent her dancers out in custom yellow Kangol and Pink berets.

Lada Gaga has never been one to shy away from statement making accessories, and Gaga rocked an instantly iconic powder pink hat by Gladys Tamez Millinery on the cover of her chart-topping album, Joanne.  The look helped Gaga rebrand herself as a more traditional artist while still maintaining her avant-garde edge.  Gaga has continued to don a variety of hats recently, and we look forward to seeing what hats she wears at her upcoming Las Vegas residency.

Chris Stapleton has been dominating the music charts, and making hundreds of appreances in his signature cowboy hat. After releasing his successful sophomore album, he won all three Grammys he was nominated for, including Best Country Album.  Stapleton also just won Album of the Year from the Academy of Country Music. He’s known for always wearing a classic cowboy hat with modern embellishments made by Charlie 1 Horse.

Past winners of of the Hat Person of the Year Award include Prince, Al Roker, Pharrell, Kate Moss, Kate Middleton, Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt.