Iconic London statues receive a special makeover

Lord Nelson looks a little different this morning as he’s been HATWALK-ed!

As you stroll through London today you might notice something different about some of our most iconic statues around the city. They’ve all received a special makeover! In celebration of British millinery talent and commissioned by the Mayor of London in partnership with BT, Grazia, the BFC and the London 2012 Festival, London statues are today sporting some rather fetching hats! 

Two of our favourite and most famous milliners, Stephen Jones and Philip Treacy, have pulled together 21 talented milliners in London to show off the talents of Britain. From Lord Nelson in Trafalgar Square to Robert Burns on Victoria Embankment, HATWALK is definitely giving a new look to some rather old men who aren’t used to seeing much in the way of colour these days. 

Mayor of London Boris Johnson commented, rather cheekily, on the project: 

“You’ve got to take your hats off to London. Our city is a melting pot of creativity right at the forefront of global fashion and design. The cutting edge style and imagination of London’s millinery talent is feted worldwide, and is setting the international catwalks alight. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the heritage of British millinery and its contribution to our fair city than by dressing our most noble of statues, including our most heroic son, Nelson in creations dreamt up by our leading visionaries. In this summer like no other, we have come up with a series of spectacular surprises and once-in-a-lifetime experiences that will be popping up throughout the capital. HATWALK is just one of these, so keep your eyes peeled for what’s coming next!”

For more info, check out all the details on Grazia –www.graziadaily.co.uk/hatwalk

Image credit: Justine Simons

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