2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

“This is the eighth annual Headwear Hall of Fame Induction. Every year, The Headwear Association recognizes individuals known for their signature style, which of course includes wearing a wide variety of hats,” said THA President, Charles Rand. “We are excited to welcome this year’s inductees to the Headwear Hall of Fame, which now totals 48 members.”

For more information on the 2016 THA Headwear Hall of Fame, visit the THA Facebook Page.

Members of The Headwear Association nominated more than 50 legendary hat wearers, living and deceased. The Headwear Association board of directors voted and approved the final six honorees who will be formally inducted into The Headwear Hall of Fame at the 108th annual THA Gala event at The Central Park Boathouse on April 14, 2016.

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John Wayne, almost never seen without his Stetson hat, is the epitome of rugged Western American style.

Usher is regularly spotted in beanies, caps and even the occasional fur trapper. But he is best known for his dapper modern take on classic suits and fedoras.

Justin Timberlake brought sexy back, and he did it in a wardrobe of hats. His go-to styles are fedoras, the stingy brim trilby and ivy caps on the golf course.

Kate Hudson is known for her SoCal cool, boho style. Whether it is a felt floppy at a music festival, a summer straw hat in Malibu or a fur trapper in Aspen, Kate’s hats are a signature wardrobe staple.

Christina Aguilera has evolved her unique style from a teen Genie in a Bottle to a chic, modern fashionista. When she is performing on stage, coaching on The Voice, recording in the studio or just hitting the market — her vibrant, sexy style includes a variety of hats.

Hedy Lamarr personifies the iconic glamourous style of the original Hollywood screen sirens. The hats she wore were magnificent creations, and she was breathtakingly stunning in them. Just Google “Hedy Lamarr Hat,” and get lost in exquisite millinery and beauty.


The THA Headwear Hall of Fame now totals 48 stylish individuals.

Here is a look at the previous Headwear Hall of Fame inductees:

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The Headwear Association is a 108-year old trade association, the oldest in the fashion industry.

Our birth was a chance meeting of traveling hat salesmen in 1907 who had just finished their seasonal selling trips in NYC. The first dinner was held at the Waldorf Astoria (then on 34th Street) on January 30, 1908 with 34 industry members present.

Our 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. The 107th annual THA Gala will be held at The Central Park Boathouse on April 14, 2016, and is open to anyone in the fashion and headwear industry.

For more information about The Headwear Association and
The Headwear Hall of Fame visit www.theheadwearassociation.org
or contact Jill Hammer at jill@hammerink.com.

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