The Headwear Association (THA) has announced the inductees for the 2014 Headwear Hall of Fame, and this year’s honours go to Elton, Sophia Loren, Diane Keaton, Queen Elizabeth II, Bruno Mars, and Spike Lee.
“Each year, the Headwear Association recognises six individuals who are renowned for wearing hats. This is our sixth 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, Todd Gardner. “We are excited to welcome this year’s inductees to the Headwear Hall of Fame, which now totals 36 members.”
The organisation describes Elton as'' a genius songwriter and performer known for his eccentric fashions,'' adding, ''He has made dramatic headwear part of his statement costumes throughout the decades. His outlandish looks in the 1970s included feather headdresses, galaxy-themed hats, furry Russian-inspired looks, an Eiffel Tower topper, band leader hats and dozens of other whimsical creations. In later years, the Rocket Man adopted a sharp-dressed man persona, pairing suits with top hats, boaters, panamas, fedoras. Thank you, Mr. John, for decades of hits and show-stopping fashions.''
Members of the Headwear Association nominated more than 50 legendary hat wearers, living and deceased. Their 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 on April 24, at New York City's Central Park Boathouse.