Lady Gaga, Kid Rock among 2012 Headwear Hall of Fame inductees

This article was originally on a blog post platform and may be missing photos, graphics or links. See About archive blog posts.

Lady Gaga and Kid Rock are among the celebrities named to the Headwear Hall of Fame for 2012, an honor bestowed by the Headwear Assn., a trade group organized to promote the hat industry.

Other chapeau-wearing stars singled out for ‘frequently wearing hats and hav[ing] ... had a positive impact on the evolution and popularity of headwear fashions’ include Victoria Beckham, LL Cool J (who is hardly ever spotted without his signature Kangol cap) and posthumously inducted members Fred Astaire and Marlene Deitrich.

Past inductees include Aretha Franklin, Carlos Santana, Ne-Yo, Cameron Diaz, Gwen Stefani and Payne Stewart (2011); Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Brad Pitt , Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and Frank Sinatra (2010); and Johnny Depp, Madonna, Samuel L. Jackson, Vince Lombardi, Jackie Onassis and Princess Diana (2009).

Formal induction into the Headwear Hall of Fame is scheduled to take place at the group’s annual gala in New York on April 19, 2012.


Hats off to the winners!


Cedric the Entertainer throws his hat in the ring with Who Ced?

MAGIC trade show: Kangol hats go high-tech

Hats off to the Stetson X Swanepoel collection

-- Adam Tschorn

Left photo: Lady Gaga. Credit: Ethan Miller / Getty Images for Clear Channel

Right photo: Kid Rock. Credit: Daniel Boczarski / Getty Images