Caps for Sale! A Visit with Aretha Franklin's Milliner

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This Luke Song hate offers a more extreme and yet elegant design.
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Just in time for the Kentucky Derby, we talk to Luke Song, a Detroit milliner who created the infamous crystal studded hat worn by Aretha Franklin at the inauguration of President Obama. The Detroit business-owner tells us a bit about the cultural history of the hat, and why one's personality matters just as much as the size of their crown when choosing the perfect brim for their brow. 

Church ladies, tea ladies and Derby goers have all visited Mr. Song's Millinery for their festive headwear and the milliner shares perspective on his craft and helps Celeste pick out a hat of her own.

 

Celeste tries on hats (slideshow below):

Celeste tries on one of Luke Song's hats
Celeste tries on one of Luke Song's hats ( Alex Goldmark, The Takeaway )
Another pink option designed by Luke Song.
Another pink option designed by Luke Song. ( Alex Goldmark )
Baby Blue offers up some shade.
Baby Blue offers up some shade. ( Alex Goldmark )
This Luke Song hate offers a more extreme and yet elegant design.
This Luke Song hate offers a more extreme and yet elegant design. ( Alex Goldmark )
Another angle of the black-and-white feathered hat.
Another angle of the black-and-white feathered hat. ( Alex Goldmark )
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