Kate Middleton Had a Hand in Designing that $675 Potato Chip Hat
Remember that straw-colored hat that Duchess Catherine wore to Zara Phillips' wedding last weekend? The one that looked a lot like a potato chip (a Pringle specifically)? New details about the hat reveal that Duchess Catherine actually had a hand in designing it. While Kate shopped her closet for her wedding outfit, wearing a lace dress by Collette Dinnigan and a brocade coat by Day Birger et Mikkelsen that she'd worn to wedding in 2006, her hat was brand new and bespoke. The Duchess enlisted milliner Gina Foster to create her wedding topper, People is reporting, though that floral detail on the underside of the hat was all Kate's idea. That detail was a great touch--it added interest and femininity to a shape that might otherwise have been overly potato-chip-y. Kate had a lot of input in the design of her wedding dress as well--could there a budding designer emerging?