Besides the fact that it was a fashion statement, Pharrell’s oversized Vivienne Westwood hat was an homage to the to the sartorial style in the 1982 hip-hop video “Buffalo Girls” by Malcolm McLaren and the World’s Famous Supreme Team, according to the fashion website The Cut. The website also pointed out that the tune was adapted from the 1844 song “Buffalo Gals,” which was made famous via Blackface minstrel singer John “Cool White” Hodges and that McLaren’s funky, synthesized version was later sampled in Nenah Cherry’s 1988 hit “Buffalo Stance.”
One of Pharrell’s biggest fans is Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. Takashi Murakami has made several album covers for the artist.
We’re not sure what to think of Pharrell’s striking Westwood hat. However, it sure is a true fashion statement!