There’s something so fanciful about wearing a hat, don’t you think?
Yet with the growing casualness of modern day attire, it’s difficult to find a time appropriate to wear a hat without sticking out like a sore thumb.
Sure. For women a sun hat works fine at the beach and you wouldn’t attend the Kentucky Derby without one. But outside of that and Easter Sunday, when is the last time you had the chance to showcase un magnifique chapeau? For men, the opportunities are even more dire.
On Thursday, May 3, the Indianapolis Museum of Art‘s Fashion Arts Society will host Hats Off!, a celebration in honor of the Society’s second anniversay and it’s the perfect opportunity to don your most beautiful bonnet or tasteful topper (Hatless heads are also welcome).
The event begins at 11 am with an exclusive preview of the latest IMA exhibition: An American Legacy: Norell, Blass, Halston & Sprouse.
From 11:30 to noon, guests are invited to view new IMA acquisitions by Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood & Jean-Paul Gaultier, all purchased by the Fashion Arts Society.
At noon, the luncheon begins and includes a few remarks on the FAS and a Hat Chat with hat collector Linda McMurray, whose collection includes more than 800 hats dating from the mid 1800s to present.
Prizes will also be awarded for the most creative, whimsical, extravagant, and fashionable hats worn.
Tickets are $45/FAS members, $50/non-members, and $360 for a table. Click here to purchase tickets or call 317-955-2339.