Have you ever heard the old saying: “in Boston, we don’t buy our hats, we have them”?
The hundreds of people who attended the reception of a new exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum certainly had hats in abundance. They came decked out to celebrate the opening of “Hats: An Anothology by Stephen Jones,” a show from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Stephen Jones was on hand to lend his creative flair to three audience members as he suggested hats which best suited their style. Gentlemen’s hats, he opined, should have a worn-in look rather than a crisp, new look which best suits the ladies. Wide-brim hats work best with tailored suits and clothing, while a smaller hat is more for cocktails or formal wear.
Whatever your personal style, try topping it off with a hat, then visit the Peabody Essex Museum for a trip through this unique and wonderful exhibit, running through February 3, 2013.
View more photos of the reception on the Skinner Auctions Facebook page.