Pharrell Williams' crazy hat steals the show at Grammy Awards 2014
The 'Happy' singer stepped out in an over-sized Fedora on Sunday night
He may have won a handful of Grammys on Sunday night, but it was Pharrell Williams’ bizarre choice of headgear that really stole the show.
The US music producer, 40, ignored the formal dress code to team an over-sized hat - a Fedora, apparently – with a red and white bomber jacket and jeans.
But while it may look like a joke, Williams’ hat is designer - Vivienne Westwood 1980s vintage no less.
Grammys viewers could hardly care less, however, as Photoshop edits and Harry Potter comparisons have been flying on social media. One Twitter user even noted that the famous hat could resemble a "big toe".
Pharrell Williams' hat needs a name and passport. Maybe even a talk show.— Hebah (@hebahhubzy) January 27, 2014
Within minutes, the novel accessory had earned its own Twitter handle, @Pharrellhat, which to date has amassed over 14,500 followers.
taylor shakes hair, but pharrell wears hat— Pharrell's Hat (@Pharrellhat) January 27, 2014
helmets or hats? pic.twitter.com/z7nwadCFSEPharrell's Hat (@Pharrellhat) January 27, 2014
Williams backed his fashion decision, tweeting with confidence that he is "def more fashionable than Madonna’s grill", referring to the singer’s strange mouthwear for the ceremony.
The "Get Lucky" star debuted his hat in an edgy Instagram post involving a bike trick last week. Pharell debuted his hat in this Instagram post last week
The track's music video is a 24-hour interactive film following a cast of hundreds as they dance through the streets of Los Angeles.
Williams won Producer of the Year, Record of the Year and Pop/Duo Group Performance at the 56th annual Grammy Awards. Other big winners included Ryan Lewis & Macklemore, Daft Punk, Lorde, Kacey Musgraves and Justin Timberlake.
Next month, Williams will perform live at the BRIT Awards in London, alongside Arctic Monkeys, Katy Perry and Bruno Mars.
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