Not really sure who else could have won this title, but either way… another well deserved fashion accolade won by Kate Middleton, officially Hat Person of the Year!

The Headwear Association was found in 1908 and is the oldest fashion trade association in the industry – according to their blog. “The THA’s mission is to promote hat wearing and the headwear industry throughout the world and foster goodwill and fellowship among those engaged in the headwear industry”.

Kate Middleton received over 90% of the online votes, with runners-up included Rachel Zoe, Ne-Yo and Justin Timberlake

The Headwear Association singles out the Sylvia Fletcher of Lock & Co Maple Leaf creation worn on Canada Day in Ottawa (one of my personal favourites as well!), and the Aubergine (or purple, or mauve) Jane Corbett design worn to church on Christmas Day as two favourites.

The Headwear Association also proudly inducted several new members this year including; Lady Gaga, Victoria Beckham and Kid Rock.

This is the third annual “Hat Person of the Year” award, with Johnny Depp winning last year and Brad Pitt the year before!