Fashion hits and misses for 2011
MISSPrincess Beatrices octopus hat
The true sign of a sartorial disaster is how quickly it is transformed into a Halloween costume. In the case of Princess Beatrices mollusc-like head gear, the adaptation came swiftly. The homely Philip Treacy-designed hat threatened to upstage the Queen Mother at the royal wedding. The hat spawned its own Facebook page, and eventually sold for $130,000 on eBay in a charity auction. It also made many drag queens very happy on Halloween.