Pharrell's Famous Vivienne Westwood Hat Will Be on Display in a Museum
Stop by the Newseum in Washington, D.C. to see Pharrell's Vivienne Westwood hat in person.
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Pharrell's Vivienne Westwood hat will be on display at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. beginning this Friday.
Arby's, who bought the hat Pharrell famously wore to the Grammys in January, announced earlier today that it'll be loaning the hat to the museum. Arby's bought the hat for $44,100 during an eBay auction benefitting Pharrell's educational non-profit organization From One Hand To AnOTHER.
Our hat has found a temporary home. See it exclusively at the @newseum starting on 8/22. #HatattheNewseum https://t.co/ofncD6CREU
— Arby's (@Arbys) August 18, 2014
Arby's, as you know, seemed to be the appropriate owner of the hat following comparisons of Pharrell's hat and the fast food chain's logo. The two even tweeted at each other, acknowledging the resemblance.
The exchange between Pharrell and Arby's via Twitter, Arby's attainment of the hat, and the overall success of the tweets and story gave birth to the idea of loaning the hat to the Newseum.
“The stories visitors experience in the Newseum illustrate historic and contemporary moments as seen through the eyes of the media,’” Scott Williams, senior vice president of marketing at the Newseum, told The Washington Post via e-mail. “Pharrell’s hat is a great addition to the Newseum and will serve as a great example of the impact of social media today.”
Pharrell's hat will be on display at the Newseum from Aug. 22 to Oct. 26.
[via The Washington Post]