The Headwear Association Announces 2015 Headwear Hall of Fame Inductees
(LOS ANGELES) The Headwear Association (THA) has announced the inductees for the 2015 Headwear Hall of Fame, and this year’s honors go to Tim McGraw, Pharrell Williams, Cara Delevigne, Sir Sean Connery, Joan Collins and Alicia Keys.
“Each year, The Headwear Association recognizes six individuals who are renowned for wearing hats. This is our seventh year for the THA Headwear Hall of Fame, and each year we try to select honorees that are known for their signature style, which of course includes wearing a wide variety of hats,” said THA President, Angus MacLeod. “We are excited to welcome this year’s inductees to the Headwear Hall of Fame, which now totals 42 members.”
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Tim McGraw is a three time Grammy Award winner who has sold more than 40 million albums. He has also won 14 Academy of Country Music awards, 11 Country Music Association (CMA) awards, 10 American Music Awards, and three People's Choice Awards. An accomplished actor, he has starred in films including The Blind Side, which was nominated for an Academy Award, Country Strong, Four Christmases, and The Kingdom. The handsome country singer is virtually never seen without his black, sleek, sexy cowboy hat.
Pharrell Williams was the 2014 THA Hat Person of the Year and was an obvious choice for this year’s Hall of Fame. His daring sense of style virtually always includes a unique hat. He blew up the internet last year with the Vivienne Westwood Buffalo Girls hat he wore to the Grammy’s and is seen every week on The View sporting a dynamic topper. The singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and fashion designer has won seven Grammys and produced countless chart-topping hits.
Cara Delevigne is the epitome of London cool. The Brit model has dominated the fashion headlines for the past three years. Cara has appeared in the most prestigious runway shows, from Burberry, Dolce and Gabbana, and Fendi to Chanel and Oscar de la Renta. She is currently starring Chanel’s Reincarnation film (directed by Karl Lagerfeld) with fellow Hall of Famer Pharell She has made the urban chic look a staple of her wardrobe by wearing beanies, fedoras and caps. She has such a unique signature style that former Hat Person of the Year, Kate Moss, dressed as Cara for Halloween this year – of course wearing a hat.
Sir Sean Connery is a producer and Academy Award winner who has appeared in more than 77 films. The Scottish born actor is best known for his seven iconic “007” spy agent roles. Connery has been named "The Greatest Living Scot" and "Scotland's Greatest Living National Treasure". In 1989, he was proclaimed "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine and in 1999, at age 69, he was voted "Sexiest Man of the Century". In his personal life he has been seen wearing tweed fedoras, newsboy caps and cabbies for decades. THA honors his dashing legendary style with a Hall of Fame nod.
Joan Collins is a legendary British Actress, author, producer, humanitarian and entrepreneur. She has been a hat connisseur for decades. The Brit has appeared in more than 60 feature films and dozens of television series, including creating the role of Alexis Carrington on Dynasty. She loves extravagant fashion and hats are her signature fashion statement. She incorporates classic hats into her daily wardrobe and favors wide brims, fur toques, berets and small cloches. Joan launched a hat collection in the 1980s, click here for a charming TODAY Show interview from when she launched the hat collection. She is 81 and still impeccably stylish.
Alicia Keys is a talented multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter whose debut album, Songs in A Minor, went platinum five times over. She's the co-founder and Global Ambassador of Keep a Child Alive, a non-profit organization that provides medicine to families with HIV and AIDS in Africa. The gorgeous singer made a hat statement on the cover of her Songs in a Minor album featuring a dramatic wide brim floppy, and turned heads later in a jewled headpiece on the cover of Element of Freedom. She has said in many interviews how much she loves hats, and cites Caps for Sale, the classic children's book, as one of her favorite stories. She loves pairing her signature braids with fedoras and floppies, styles she says are inspired from the streets of NYC, her hometown.
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 106th annual THA Gala event at The Central Park Boathouse on April 16, 2015.
The THA Headwear Hall of Fame now totals 42 stylish individuals. Here is a look at the previous Headwear Hall of Fame inductees:
The Headwear Association is a 106-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 16, 2015, and is open to anyone in the fashion and headwear industry.