Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Headdress Affair: A Floral Fantasy

Think the Philip Treacy hat Sarah Jessica Parker wore to the Sex and the City London premiere was over the top?


photo courtesy justjared.com


The ultimate in extravagant floral headwear was seen at the 7th annual Tulips and Pansies: The Headdress Affair on May 15. The purpose of the event was to raise money for Village Care of New York’s various support programs for the 1500 AIDS and HIV patients they care for daily.

Some of fashion’s top designers such as Betsey Johnson, Catherine Malandrino and Lela Rose teamed up with New York City’s most prestigious florists to create the most imaginative and outrageous toppers using fresh cut flowers and living foliage.

The headdresses were judged on the categories ‘Most Outrageous’, ‘Most Beautiful’, ‘Most Original’ and ‘Most Engaging’.

If you were a judge, which ones would be your winners?

photos courtesy fashionwiredaily.com

18 comments:

ellie said...

Wish they'd have some real hats you wouldn't mind wearing everyday to keep your hair from blowing away in the city.

I wonder how heavy these creations were. Thanks for the post.

iƱaki said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Now people can see what over the top is! SJP looked fabulous and i liked the hair-do!

xx

aizat.cinta.goddess said...

owh..i dont like any of them..learn from the BLOW!!!

bronwyn said...

Wow! Those hats are amazing!Totally outrageous. Great post!

Sharon Rose said...

These are all a little OTT for me-if I had to choose, it would be the 1st one!!

(¯`·._.·[***Fresh&Fab***]·._.·´¯) said...

they are outrageous wow, not your everyday get-up. i like some of them though

Unwise Pedestrian said...

Wow, I'm surprised their necks can support them! And consider yourself linked :)

jayne said...

wow! those are crazy, but amazing. like the modern day marie antoinette! i'd love to trade links, you're already linked actually :)

enc said...

I love the third one. They're all beautiful.

Nadine said...

I have to admit: I don't like this kind of headdresses - to much. They remind me of carnival but I think they are okay for a photoshoot.

AlicePleasance said...

Totally crazy, but the first one is my winner :-)

Miss_Red said...

You have to hand it to SJP, she certainly not afraid to try 'out there' styles. Probably not something I'd wear but all these pics look amazing!

atelier said...

wow, they all look totally crazy. I guess the second would be mine, but not sure... I am ok with exchanging links;)

Winn said...

Well if they wanted outrageous then it was most certainly a success! Not sure which one I like the most either...but maybe the first one?

I liked SJP's Philip Treacy creation. I think only SJP would have been able to get away with it! So many of my housemates didn't understand it and thought she looked stupid. Maybe I should show them this post next time :) Oh and sure! Lets swap links :)

She's Dressing Up said...

Wow, I dont know how these would stay upright! The last one is amazing!

Imelda Matt said...

Subtle! Perfect for a Sunday mass or meeting the in-laws! Let me guess fourth down has to be that crazy arse Betsy Johnson?!?!?!

Danz said...

Thanks everyone for your comments and you're very welcome ellie and inaki. I also thought SJP looked great and the hat was not at all out of place given where they were.

Women get dressed up like that for the Royal Ascot every year so why not at a movie premiere?

It's good to see someone who isn't afraid to take risks and have fun doing it.

The hats in the fashion show are more works of art than everyday wear.

I admire the people who put these together because I imagine working with fresh flowers and plants wouldn't be the easiest thing.

The models deserve some credit too because, as you guys said, balancing those things on their heads doesn't look easy.

Miss Woo said...

Not that big on SJP's style, but the hat really is great fun.

and yes, I'd love to trade links :)