“We tried to keep this unpleasant event secret until the end of the exhibition, but it’s leaking out."
Sad news for all emerging hat historians and future millinery maestros: An item has been stolen from "Hat-ology," exhibition in Milan of Anna Piaggi's legendary collection of hats. The stiletto show hat was designed by Bill Cunningham, the pioneering street style photographer who famously got his start designing inventive, over-the-top hats. WWD reported the news after speaking with the recently departed Italian style writer's nephew, Stefano Piaggi, quoted above.
But despite its new stiletto hat-shaped void, the show will go on. Curated by the milliner Stephen Jones, the exhibition will be on display at Milan's Palazzo Morando through November 30.