Toni Garrn has married long-term partner Alex Pettyfer, and is the latest supermodel to opt for a deliciously low-key quarantine wedding. The 28-year-old, who announced her engagement to the 30-year-old actor in December, wore a simple champagne slip dress by Rat & Boa and—to our delight—an oversized straw hat with a thick black fastening.
The history of ‘celebrity brides wearing hats’ is depressingly thin. Bianca Jagger, of course, wore an oversized white hat and veil with her Yves Saint Laurent Le Smoking suit when she married Mick in ’76. Emily Ratajkowski channelled Bianca when she married Sebastian Bear-McClard in a mustard Zara suit in 2018. Amal Clooney wore a wide-brimmed white hat with her Stella McCartney ensemble to her civil ceremony with George in Venice.
Elizabeth Taylor, Kristen McMenamy and Celine Dion all wore extravagant head-pieces of some description, but it is Danish actress Emma Rozenweig (née Leth) arguably takes the cake for ‘most iconic wedding hat’, with the outrageously oversized Jacquemus number she wore in 2018. But that, pretty much, is it.
Hats have, in general, come back into vogue in the last couple of years. Dior upped the ante on the bucket hat at their autumn winter ’19 show, sparking a renaissance of knock-offs, with searched for ‘bucket hats’ up 36% in 2020, according to The Guardian. At the spring summer ’21 shows, showing this month, hats have featured prominently at shows like Burberry and Dolce & Gabbana. Kenzo made beekeeper-style meshed creations the centrepiece of their New York Fashion Week collection, while cult-y French label Marine Serre stoked our appetite for high-fashion visors.
In short? Hats—they’re chic! May we please usher in a new era of hat-wearing brides.