Pharrell Williams’ heaping helping of hat at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards turned out to be the viral equivalent of Jennifer Lawrence’s Golden Globes dress — a focus-pulling fashion statement that spawned comparisons to Smokey Bear and the Arby’s logo — and even birthed a parody Twitter account @PharrellHat.
Sunday night we opined that it might be a Lanvin lid, but now comes word that we have designer Vivienne Westwood to thank for the millinery meme. Monday morning, representatives for the label emailed us to share that Pharrell’s high-profile headgear was a felt “Mountain” hat, hand-made in England and available in various colors.
The hat is available through the Vivienne Westwood Worlds End boutique in London, where it will cost you roughly $158 at current exchange rates. That was confirmed for us by the folks at the Vivienne Westwood Los Angeles boutique on Melrose Avenue (who told us they’d already received several phone calls looking for said hat — two inquiries coming even before the store opened at 11 a.m.).
[Updated 4:25 p.m. PST Jan. 27: We’ve just been informed by the Westwood folks that the hat may now be pre-ordered by U.S.