It was something that was sitting in the back of ours minds during the first few days of fashion week. A fur hat at Rachel Zoe (how cozy!), a cowboy hat that opened Nicholas K (how bold!), a floppy hat at Nicole Miller (how boho!) and then BAM. Monday happened. Yesterday, Donna Karan's smartly-suited parade sent miniature fedoras by Stephen Jones down the catwalk, and later that day Marc Jacobs showed us a collection of voluminous skirts and jackets in a mishmash of Dickensian layers, but all we could look at were the hats (also by Jones) that nearly swallowed every model. We suspect it was all anyone could look at. Every one of those dainty fascinator and wide-brimmed fur topper was a final nail in the coffin on this particular trend, and we wouldn't mind seeing a few of Marc's hats hit the streets for real.
Is this the Kate Middleton effect in action?