A good hat is like a glass of wine. It transforms things. And often makes them better.

Case in point: these 50 sometimes-ridiculous, sometimes-classic, always-striking toppers spotlighted on The Cut. Lady Gaga’s lobster hat. Harry Potter’s Sorting Hat. Even – shocker – giant models of ships that women of the 18th century placed on their heads and dubbed fashion statements. (And I thought beanies were difficult to pull off.)

my fair lady

Prepare to be amazed. See the hats at New York Magazine: The Cut.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor

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November 21, 2013