LONDON — Actress Alicia Witt models what is claimed to be the most expensive hat ever made, the $2,700,000 Champrau d’Amour, by celebrity couture hat designer Louis Mariette, at Christies in London. The hat is covered entirely in dazzling diamonds and inspired by entwined ivy and bluebells. (06/14/04 AP photo)
So this hat is worth $2.7 million?
…Yeah, I suppose that sounds about right.
That has got to be the greatest hat I’ve seen in a long time, and I wish I had the finances to pick one of them up. Some mornings my hair just will not cooperate, and I just have to throw a hat on so I won’t have to deal with it. Most of the time I’ll choose a baseball cap, but some days I’d prefer to have a massive, diamond-encrusted set of antlers that completely blocks vision in my left eye. I’d just throw that sumbitch on my head, pull an old t-shirt out of the hamper and I’m set for the day. Lots of times I like to wear my caps backwards, but I think that wearing this particular hat backwards would upset its tenuous balance, straining my neck and likely causing disfiguring scoliosis. This would also occur if the wearer of the hat were to turn his or her head 5 degrees in any direction.
Actually, this hat is starting to sound really awesome. I wonder if they make one with a Red Sox logo on it?