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Hats are back on top

Hats are back on top

Hats may once have seemed like a wardrobe staple of the past — an accessory reserved for the ladies of an era when no one left home without a proper head covering.

But modern millinery seems to have a definite place in L.A.'s urban jungle as style-savvy men and women, the royal set from across the pond and celebrities are bringing a variety of headpieces back into pop culture.

Diane Keaton, for instance, is frequently seen in a bowler style, Johnny Depp favors a classic fedora and Rachel Zoe has been known to "die" over many a chapeau.

"Years ago, hats were part of a more formal dress code," said Gregg Andrews, fashion creative director for...