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Chic chapeaux are de rigueur for club kids

Angeleno, March 2008

Bad hair night? Pshaw! These days, clubland’s modish molls are worshipping at the altar of late hat-trickster Isabella Blow. Samantha Ronson sports a bowler every Saturday night during her DJ sets at Teddy’s, while M.K. Olsen’s been seen rocking a Slash-worthy topper on evenings out. After-dark maven Amanda Scheer-Demme is arguably responsible for launching the trend back in 2005, when her signature fedora became an icon at the Tropicana Bar. Since then, elaborate night caps have been spotted on the pates of everyone from Dita Von Teese and Victoria Beckham to Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton. At the moment, the center of Hollywood hat-going is Pash, the hipster-heavy Thursday promotion at The Room on Cahuenga, where Davy Crockett coonskins mix with Jackie O pillboxes. Just don’t don a cowboy’s 10-gallon; it’s considered unpardonably Saddle Ranch. Which is to say, better be knowledgeable before hopping on this head-bandwagon. “There are different levels of hat wearing, just like there are different levels of shoe wearing. You’ve got sneakers, and then you’ve got Louboutins,” says Adele Mildred, the Pasadena-based milliner to Eastside scenesters like Clint Catalyst and Elizabeth McGrath. So, tell us, where does Demme’s fedora stand now? “Unfortunately, it used to be higher up,” says Mildred. “Then Britney Spears started wearing them.” —Alexis Johnson

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