Aretha Franklin’s Hat to Spawn

A sea of argyle and plaid in Fred Perry.

Hooray! Milliner Luke Song plans to create a line inspired by the hat he designed for longtime customer Aretha Franklin to wear to the inauguration. “I’d be very stupid not to take this opportunity,” Song said. Since the inauguration, Song has sold 1,000 of the $179 hat Aretha's was based on (hers was custom and free). The line will include twelve hats in a variety of colors, with bows of different sizes, and will premiere at the Women's Wear in Nevada trade show next month in Las Vegas. Now that is reason enough to go there. [Heard on the Runway/WSJ]