Era of Prominence: Summer 2011

Although Kanye is no stranger to wearing hats, for a time it seems all he was wearing was Don C's luxe take on the Mitchell & Ness snapback. These snakeskin hats went for about $400, and seeing the JUST DON line on Kanye at the prestigious CFDA Awards really hyped them up. Style-wise, by mixing it with a white tux jacket and velvet slippers, this was a signal that even though Kanye was feeling more at home in high-fashion, he wanted to elevate the rest of the culture with him. Taking the snapback to a more luxe level did just that.