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London statues get Olympic makeover

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 00:44

July 31 - Statues across London are sporting headwear to celebrate the best of British millinery talent. Kilmeny Duchardt reports.

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Hats in England are usually worn to mark special occasions. And with London playing host to the Olympic games, iconic statues around the city are dressing the part. Lord Nelson in Trafalgar Square is donning a new headpiece by Lock & Co, the same milliner who designed the late admiral's original hat. King George IV is sporting a headpiece by designer Stephen Jones. Jones and Philip Treacy co-curated Hatwalk, a project that aims to celebrate hatmaking in London and draw attention to some of the capital's historic statues. Kilmeny Duchardt, Reuters.

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London statues get Olympic makeover

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 00:44