Pharrell Williams' Grammys Hat: Yours for $10,500
The "Happy" musician's meme-worthy Vivienne Westwood hat is up for auction, with proceeds benefiting his education nonprofit.
The latest piece of philanthropic fashion hails from Pharrell Williams, whose iconic hat from this year's Grammys is now for sale.
In a partnership with eBay, the singer-producer is putting his brown Vivienne Westwood-designed hat from the 2014 Grammy Awards up for auction. Proceeds from the auction will benefit From One Hand to Another, Williams' educational nonprofit organization.
"I'm giving up the Buffalo Hat I wore to the Grammys to help underserved kids get the educational tools they need," Williams said in a statement. "Our organization, From One Hand to Another, is committed to bringing kids experiences that ignite their passions, challenge their minds and prepare them for success."
Bidding on the hat opened at 8 p.m. ET Thursday, with the item hitting a $10,500 bid at press time (with free shipping!). Bidding will remain open through Mar. 2. Williams gained notoriety for his oversize hat last month, donning it for his appearances and performances at the Grammys — including wins for album of the year with Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories," as well as a Stevie Wonder-assisted live performance of "Get Lucky." The debut immediately triggered a parody Twitter account and a few clever jokes from Arby's, to which he responded in good form with submitted fan art that compared his look to Woody's of Toy Story.
Meanwhile, the Oscar-nominated "Happy" musician has been sporting a gray version of the hat around town — all throughout NBA All-Star Weekend, onstage at the BRIT Awards and on the cover of this week's issue of Billboard.
A version of this article first appeared on Billboard.com.