Top Hat: Memorable Hat Moments in History
- Next1 of 16Holly Golightly/Audrey Hepburn: Paramount Pictures/Photofest
- Previous Next2 of 16Marie Antoinette: Courtesy of Musée Franco-Américain du Château de Blérancourt
- Previous Next3 of 16Carmen Miranda: 20th Century-Fox/Photofest
- Previous Next4 of 16Madame Gres: Daniel SIMON/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images
- Previous Next5 of 16Holly Golightly/Audrey Hepburn: Paramount Pictures/Photofest
- Previous Next6 of 16Jacqueline Kennedy: Art Rickerby/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
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- Previous Next8 of 16Chris Walter/WireImage
- Previous Next9 of 16Indiana Jones/Harrison Ford: Paramount Pictures/Photofest
- Previous Next10 of 16John Paschal/DMI/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
- Previous Next11 of 16Princess Diana: Tim Graham/Getty Images
- Previous Next12 of 16Madonna: HBO/Photofest
- Previous Next13 of 16Isabella Blow: Dave Benett/Getty Images
- Previous Next14 of 16Princess Eugenie of York and Princess Beatrice of York: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
- Previous Next15 of 16Erin Andrews: Michael Hickey/WireImage
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By Lilah Nicolaidis
Hats are one of the most statement-worthy accessories out there, so we're taking a look back at some of history's most eccentric moments in hat history.
French Dressing2 of 16
The French queen will be remembered not only for losing her head, but also for what she wore on top of it: feathers, flowers and even once a boat to commemorate a French Naval victory.
Fresh & Fruity3 of 16
After the success of her 1943 film, The Gang's All Here, Brazilian performer Carmen Miranda made a habit of wearing a totally over-the-top fruit hat when performing.
That's a Wrap4 of 16
Renowned for her sculptural haute couture designs and famous for dressing style icons from Grace Kelly to Greta Garbo, Madame Grès will forever be recognized for her signature silk turban. In more recent years, stylist June Ambrose has helped bring back the bygone trend.
Go Lightly5 of 16
Audrey Hepburn's performance as wacky heroine Holly Golightly in the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's may have been her most memorable role, thanks to her charming acting and that fabulous chapeau du matin.
Jackie Oh!6 of 16
Designer Oleg Cassini was responsible for creating the first lady's head-to-toe look, which included the iconic pillbox hat.
Purple Reign7 of 16
True to her haute hippie status, Ali MacGraw attended the Academy Awards wearing a crocheted knit cap.
Rock the Boat8 of 16
Daryl Dragon of '70s soft rock duo Captain & Tennille made the captain's hat a fashion statement on and off the boat, while Toni Tennille, seen here, stuck to a classic fedora of the era.
On Safari9 of 16
The fictional treasure-hunter’s fedora quickly gained icon status after the 1981 release of Raiders of the Lost Ark and has since made a comeback with the resurgence of rigged, safari-inspired looks for spring.
With Excess10 of 16
The always cutting-edge singer Grace Jones made a statement at the 25th Grammy Awards in 1983 with a chinoise-inspired chapeau.
Crowning Glory11 of 16
Created in 1914 by British jeweler Garrard, the Cambridge "Lovers Knot" tiara was a wedding present given to the princess by Queen Elizabeth II. Although it was widely speculated that Kate Middleton would wear it on her wedding day, the new duchess instead chose a 1936 topper by Cartier.
Madge, Madge World12 of 16
Madonna has worn her share of bizarre headgear, but it was the cowboy hat she donned in the video for her 2000 single "Don't Tell Me" that contributed to one of her most memorable reinventions.
Setting Sail13 of 16
British magazine editor and troubled society darling Isabella Blow was known for her extravagant hats. At her 2007 funeral, the coffin was adorned with a Philip Treacy black sailing ship bonnet instead of flowers.
Royal Disaster?14 of 16
At last year's royal wedding, Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice of York almost stole the show with their outrageous Philip Treacy hats.
Show Pony15 of 16
As with any high-profile event, part of the fun is dressing up, and the Kentucky Derby is no exception. Last year's best hat (in our eyes) goes to TV personality Erin Andrews for her chic black-and-white plumed concoction.
Pop Craze16 of 16
In November 2011, Lady Gaga made headlines yet again with her hot pink "sperm hat" while filming an interview in London. #popsingersarecrazy?