Living: Hats Off to Hats

Wit and whimsy for the head

The hat is back! With this fall's revival of the neatly proportioned, high-glamour image of the '40s, the little hats of yesteryear are once again topping off designer collections in Paris and the U.S. Scorned for over a decade as too matronly or dressy, hats are no longer worn with somber propriety but with a playful insouciance that adds a dash of humor to the sophisticated silhouette. Tipped forward on the head at a rakish angle and frequently garnished with feathers and fur, the new hats are, as...

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