The Grammy Awards

Billy Porter

Mechanical, Wearables, Wireless

“The hat that inspired a thousand memes.”

In this collaboration with milliner Sarah Sokol, we built a radio-controlled mechanical hat for Billy Porter's 2020 Grammy Awards red carpet look. This hat depended on a seamless integration of electronics, mechanics, and style, and of course… SHADE.

Style and Creative Direction by @sammyratelle
Custom Hat by @sarahsokolmillinery

Custom Look by @bajaeast
Grooming by @nellichristine
Styling Assistants @ashleydai1 / @ashleymarienyc / @alexandra.bucokova
Jewelry by @alexisbittar
Custom Bag by @judithleiberny
Boots by @coach Crystalized by @amorirstudio
Crystals provided by @preciosacomponents
Nails by @nailzbyvee | @cndworld
Photography by Santiago Felipe