If you've been in front of a computer over the last 20 hours or so, then you probably know that everybody under the sun wants to know where in the world Aretha Franklin found that huge bow hat she wore to sing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" at the Presidential Inauguration. So here's the scoop, via WWD: The hat's from Detroit-based milliner Luke Song, and retails for $179. Luke Song wholesales in New York, California, "throughout the South" and online under the label Mr. Song Millinery. We especially love how on-trend Aretha was with that massive hat, and yet totally as she's always been (as Britt put it: "I can't wait to be old and wear crazy hats") - So will everyone else play catch up? We'll see.
Katy Perry Wore a Tiny Version of Aretha Franklin's Famous Bow Hat to the Inauguration
Perry chose to give a little r-e-s-p-e-c-t to Aretha Franklin, who famously sang at Obama's first Inauguration back in 2009. She tweeted the above picture and said, "Big inauguration, tiny Aretha hat."