Lady Gaga, Kid Rock among 2012 Headwear Hall of Fame inductees
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!
-- Adam Tschorn
Left photo: Lady Gaga. Credit: Ethan Miller / Getty Images for Clear Channel
Right photo: Kid Rock. Credit: Daniel Boczarski / Getty Images