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At last night's Headdress Affair, daisies were about the only flower not in sight, as exotic flora—and some might say, fauna—took to the runway atop the heads of models channeling Carmen Miranda. Dubbed "Tulips & Pansies," the fashion show was the eighth annual outing for the popular event, which benefits Village Care of New York, a charity that provides healthcare services to individuals with HIV/AIDS.
A panel of local celebrities sat in judgment as statuesque women, along with a few men in drag, strutted by wearing headpieces positively bursting with blooms. Each hat was the creation of a noted design company, with Chado Ralph Rucci, Zang Toi, Thierry Mugler, Lily Pulitzer and Tory Burch among those collaborating with clever florists to fabricate the enormous—and enormously colorful chapeaux.
Hosted by James Aguiar of Full Frontal Fashion and the Style Network, the event more than demonstrated that flowers can be that much more delightful when worn on one's head instead of stashed in a vase.
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