Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ Hat Is Heading To The Newseum

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By: Adelle Platon / August 19, 2014

The Newseum just got happier. Back in January, Pharrell stole the show at the 2014 Grammys, thanks to his choice of head gear. His floppy, brown hat, designed by Vivenne Westwood, became an overnight celebrity, popping up at various red carpets, Oprah’s TV network and even Twitter. The super producer then auctioned off the hat in March to fast food chain Arby’s for $44,100, benefitting Pharrell’s educational non-profit organization, From One Hand to AnOTHER. Now, Arby’s is taking the head piece to Washington, D.C.

Scott Williams, senior vice president of marketing at the Newseum, tells The Washington Post, “Pharrell’s hat is a great addition to the Newseum and will serve as a great example of the impact of social media today.” The famous hat will be on display from Aug. 22 till Oct. 26. We’re almost positive @PharrellsHat will be live-tweeting its stay.