American actor Johnny Depp, known for his portrayals of eccentric characters such as the ‘Mad Hatter’, has just been aptly named ‘Hat Person of the Year’ by The Headwear Association.
This year’s nominees at The Headwear Association – whose mission it is to promote hat wearing and the headwear industry throughout the world – were Hugh Jackman, Gwen Stefani, Justin Timberlake, Kate Hudson, Nicole Richie and this year’s winner, who stole 38 percent of the public vote, Mr Depp himself.
The results were based on a global poll on The Headwear Association’s website where people could cast a vote for their favourite hat wearing celebrity.
“Depp is rarely seen without a hat, and favors wide brim fedoras,” the Headwear Association said on its blog.
“The shape is enjoying quite a heyday right now; similar styles can be seen on Mad Men, The Adjustment Bureau and wider brimmed fedoras were seen on the Paris, Milan and NY runways.
“Congratulations, Johnny!! You wear it oh so well.” And Talent Management agrees, well done Johnny and keep wearing those hats and supporting the industry!