Another day, another rumored celebrity fashion endeavor. This week, rumblings have been afoot (thanks to TMZ) that our favorite crooning nerd, Pharrell Williams, has trademarked “Girl” for use in a future fashion venture. Hmmm...
Of course, this wouldn’t be entirely new territory for the producer, composer and erstwhile crooner-rapper; his collaboration with Adidas Originals has been going strong for years now, albeit running into some controversial territory with his latest collection, inspired by the color-saturated Indian celebration Holi. [Editor’s note: Too bad, because beyond the understandable claims of cultural appropriation, the collection’s kind of banging.]
But outside of the already pause-worthy connotations of potentially naming a line intended for grown women “Girl” (sorry, fellas, it’s just another of those iffy monikers we can call each other but would generally prefer you didn’t), when we started to imagine what a female Pharrell-inspired line would look like, we only came up with a handful of visions: skater chic, schoolboy shorts, bathrobes and hats.
So. Many. Hats.
I mean, hats are kind of Pharrell’s ministry, no? And while the über-producer is well-known for creating bangers (and we may or may not still be banging N.E.R.D.’s first album), like his contemporary, Kanye, his fashion choices have sometimes left us feeling ... challenged, to say the least. But because we, too, love a great hat, we decided to take the high road on a little trip down millinery lane to see what a hat-heavy collection might look like from the Svengali of StarTrax.
We think we’ve made our point. And it remains to be seen if we should actually be anticipating a line from the “Happy” singer. But for those of you who might argue that Pharrell’s gorgeous wife, former model Helen Lasichanh, will likely be the muse/co-designer of any potential line, let’s honestly consider whether everyone (or anyone but her) can truly pull off her look from last year’s Met Gala:
Right. You need a certain tax bracket to pull off that look, but we’ll stay tuned. And honestly, as much as we love him, if there’s a line we really want from Pharrell, it’s obviously his skin-care regimen. I mean, we know black don’t crack, but damn, Blacula...