Maison Michel Delivers Hats to the Hat-Hating Public

There are two types of women: Those who wear hats and those who do not. (Admittedly, this dichotomy leaves no room for the closeted third type of woman, those of us who wish we could pull off ornate headpieces.) I’m not talking functional knit caps worn in sub-zero weather. I’m talking about women who choose to don a hat for no functional purpose at all. Catering to this elusive cache of head-to-toe accessorized women, Maison Michel creates the kind of toppers and headpieces that pay homage to fantasy and style. Consider it your one-stop shop for the perfect headwear starter kit.

From wide-brimmed floppy hats to trim ribbon-wrapped cloches, Maison Michel’s 2011 line is a comprehensive intro to every flattering kind of hat and headpiece, including a strange square headband modeled by Leigh Lezark, who may also in fact be the only person capable of pulling it off.

For the hat-hair wary, Maison Michel also sells bejeweled headbands and bunny ears of the type favored by the Olsen twins. It’s probably still too cold to forego beanies and fur hats in favor of a polka-dot head wrap, but should you find yourself aching to leave behind your hat-hating brethren, Maison Michel is sold at a few NYC stores.

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