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The scene at Thursday night's Gigi Burris presentation at the dungeonous Electric Room was something out of a subversive dream. Handcrafted hats, headbands and fascinators dotted the room, breathing life into moss and feather-adorned cages. The place smelled vaguely of brewing potions and guests, sipping on Kanon Organic vodka, looked more than a little bewitched. Despite the foreboding atmosphere, the incredibly accomplished attendees were more than happy to gush over lady of the night, milliner Gigi Burris. "Girls in their twenties will start adopting hats," enthused WWD's Senior Accessories Editor Roxanne Robinson-Escriout. "You can thank Kate F*cking Middleton for that!" A sentiment with which ELLE Style Director Kate Lanphear heartily agreed: "I definitely predict a resurgence of glamour," she told us. "That whole ritual of getting ready is somewhat of a lost art and that's what this collection represents—a return to caring." And while it was easy to get lost in the scene, the hats, if you can even call them that, so painstakingly constructed and reminiscent of countless films, iconic women and more than a few fetishistic references, the true highlight was chatting with Burris herself, who was warm, girlish and downright delightful.