Whether you’re shopping at Chanel or Hermès, Gucci or Dolce & Gabbana, the hat, which is now available in a multitude of forms, is this season’s must-have accessory. After falling out of favor in recent decades, headgear has got the fashion scene covered. Back when Hedi Slimane was creative director of Saint Laurent, he revived the wide-brimmed capeline for women. Sharp dressers and fashionistas took one look and decided to dive head first into the trend, pairing it with jeans, smoking jackets and baggy cashmere jerseys. Some daring souls opted for a turban or modern cloche, while men – lead by musicians and actors like Johnny Depp – breathed new life into the trilby, fedora, panama, cap and bob. Caught up in the fashion hat craze, hatters like Motsch and Maison Michel have seen their flagging fortunes revived, while several newcomers – such as Estrëe and La Cerise sur le Chapeau – have popped their heads above the parapet.