By  on April 16, 2012

It started in New York with Marc Jacobs, who accessorized each of his 54 fall exits with an exaggerated fur hat, and ended in Paris with the designer’s parade of extra-large toppers at Louis Vuitton. In between, hats made a significant statement on many runways, from Donna Karan, who drove home her men’s wear theme with small fedoras, to Giorgio Armani, whose models turned their heads mid-runway to draw attention to their trilbies.

Fashion is clearly having a hat moment, but can the trend make the leap from runway to reality? For Jacobs, it’s a no-brainer. “As we’ve done hats many seasons before with Stephen Jones, we’ve seen that the more exaggerated and statement hats we do, the more women want to own them and wear them,” he says. “As with all our accessories, it’s the statement pieces that our customers want.”

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