If you ever wanted to see Pharrell’s iconic Vivienne Westwood hat IRL but have had a hard time getting on Skateboard P’s calendar, you’re in luck! The hat is heading to the Newseum in Washington, D.C. It’ll be on display starting this Friday (August 22) through October 26. How do I know? Oh, Arby’s told me in a Vine. Yeah, you read that sentence correctly. No, you’re not hallucinating.
— Arby's (@Arbys) August 18, 2014
If you can cast your memory back to March, you may recall that Pharrell auctioned off his Grammys hat for charity and for a cool $44,100, Arby’s became the proud owner of a brown “Buffalo Gals” hat. Arby’s is temporarily relinquishing its chance to stare at the hat all day so others can check it out and, likely, take photos next to it. While we would love to try it on, obviously, that seems unlikely—it is in a museum, after all.
Between Pharrell’s hat and Beyonce’s outfits getting a museum exhibition, there appears to be a growing interest in seeing memorable outfits in person. I would love to see Lady Gaga’s fave flying attire in the
flesh rhinestone, so if that could be the next major exhibit, I’d be very happy.