Kate Middleton Named Hat Person of the Year

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The Duchess of Cambridge drew 91 percent of the vote for the third annual award, previously won by Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp.

Kate Middleton has been named Hat Person of the Year by the Headwear Association.

The Duchess of Cambridge drew a dominating 91 percent of the vote and topped stylist Rachel Zoe (4 percent), singer Ne-Yo (2 percent), Justin Timberlake (1 percent), Bruno Mars (1 percent) and Charlie Sheen (1 percent).

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This is only the third year the Headwear Association has named a Hat Person of the Year. Previous recipients were Hollywood A-listers Brad Pitt, who graces the cover of the current Hollywood Reporter magazine, and Johnny Depp.

The group highlighted Middleton's top hat looks, including a "velvet cabernet hat by Rose Cory" worn on Christmas Day, a "maple leaf headpiece" by Silvia Fletcher on a trip to Canada and a Vivien Sheriff fascinator worn last February.

The Headwear Association, founded in 1908, is the oldest fashion trade association in the industry.