NEW YORK—The annual Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival on Fifth Avenue brought out New Yorkers young and old proud to show off their vintage-inspired hats and ensembles. The informal gathering takes place between 49th and 57th streets and halfway along the route a jazz band played tunes and dapper couples hand-danced in the middle of the street as a huge crowd encircled to watch. View more hats on Fifth Avenue here.
Further uptown, a survey of stunning, museum-worthy hats is on display. An exhibit currently on view at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery is featuring exquisite hats designed by Stephen Jones and many others. “Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones” runs from Sept. 15, 2011, to April 15, 2012.
All photos by Arts Observer
Both hats were made by Dani Rose, at right.