No one does hats like the British. Hats are on heads everywhere, from royalty to everyday folk to walking down the catwalk at major fashion shows. A few are "sensible," but most of the hats in these collections are just plain fun.
Titled "Everything And the Kitchen Sink," the catwalk at this Alexander McQueen show was littered with once-used props, like pieces from a merry-go-round, car parts, broken glass, tubing -- and of course the kitchen sink. British milliner Philip Treacy designed the theme-matching hats.
There were plenty of hats around London Fashion Week in February, 2009, on the models and in the audience. Hepburnish My Fair Lady looks mingled with bowlers and lampshades -- and other hats that defy description.
A look at whimsical hats on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Ladies at Great Britain's Royal Ascot, at the Kentucky Derby in the United States, and a few celebrities who decided to get into the hat act for movie premieres and product introductions.