Tuesday, July 31, 2012


You gotta love Bozza. As part of a bid to get people to look up and take notice of some of the awesome statues we have in London, he recruited British milliners Stephen Jones and Philip Treacy to curate a Hatwalk! Twenty statues across town have been kitted out with some amazing millinery creations, from the best in the business. Mr. Johnson said: “You’ve got to take your hats off to London. Our city is a melting pot of creativity...the cutting edge style and imagination of London's millinery talent is feted worldwide."I can't think of a better way to celebrate the heritage of British millinery and its contribution to our fair city by dressing our most noble of statues, including our most heroic son, Nelson." All of this is part of the Mayor of London's summer of 'Surprises' season, so check out their site for more exciting events to come.

 A statue of Captain John Smith with a new hat designed by Edwina Ibbotson (left)
William Shakespeare located in The City of London with a hat designed by Emma Fielden
'Your style may be...Beau Brummell - y'. The gorgeous Beau Brummell in a creation by Noel Stewart
Queen Victoria's statue wears a new hat designed by J Smith Esquire 
Hats designed by John Boyd and Herbert Johnson sit pretty on the statues of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Sir Winston Churchill in Bond Street
Sir Henry Havelock gets a modern makeover
The King George IV statue in Trafalgar Square with its new Stephen Jones hat (left). And on the right a hat designed by Sophie Beale on a statue of General Sir Charles James Napier in Trafalgar Square
Admiral Lord Nelson with his first new hat in 200 years!
A statue of the 1st Duke of Wellington located in The City of London wearing a new hat designed by Ian Bennett
Hat designed by House of Flora on a statue of the Duke of Wellington near Wellington Arch
Robert Burns' statue on Victoria Embankment wears a new hat designed by William Chambers (left). And on the right Statues of Sir Arthur Sullivan and The Lady wearing creations by Gina Foster and Victoria Grant on Victoria Embankment

Images Peter Macdiarmid, Martin McNeil & Ray Tang for getty images & Rex Features