Definitely hats off to this exhibition! Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel presents a unique celebration of hats: from everyday object of around 1750 to today’s fascinating designer creations. 120 hats designed by 69 artists from 17 countries represent the fashion trends of the past 200 years. Take a journey through the history of the hat while also admiring hats from famous modern-day hat designers and artists such as John Boyd, who worked for Lady Diana, and Stephen Jones – the favorite designer of Rihanna, Katy Perry and Mick Jagger – whose hats are exhibited in prestigious museums all over the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Louvre in Paris.
Did you know the hat is currently experiencing a small renaissance? An ever-increasing number of fashion designers are expanding their collections with hat creations, and artists from around the world are breathing new life into the hat. Hats off to that!
Image event: Hats off to Hats | White H E I D I L E E Echo Hat, 2014 | Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel