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[January 28, 2014]

BRIEF: Internet tips hat to Pharrell for Grammys garb [The Virginian-Pilot :: ]

(Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Jan. 28--Two things were obvious watching the Grammy Awards on Sunday night: 1. Virginia Beach native Pharrell Williams was the belle of the ball, on screen from start to finish. He won more trophies -- five -- than anyone else.


2. Pharrell's hat was the real star of the show.

Brown, large and shaped with dimples that looked they were kicked in by a moose, the hat was reminiscent of something a drunken forest ranger would don.

Almost instantly, the hat became the talk of the Internet, inspiring several parody Twitter accounts; multiple Photoshopped images that placed the headgear on other stars, from Madonna to Taylor Swift; and a minor beef with fast food chain Arby's, which jokingly demanded its hat back.

Turns out, the hat is an early '80s vintage Vivienne Westwood product inspired by Malcolm McClaren.

Pharrell's hat by the numbers 14 Twitter feeds inspired by Pharrell's hat 3 Hat-wearing animated characters compared to Pharrell -- Rango, Smokey the Bear, Dudley Do-Right $260 What a similar Vivenne Westwood hat was going for on eBay on Monday ___ (c)2014 The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.) Visit The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.) at pilotonline.com Distributed by MCT Information Services

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