The bucket hat trend is at a fever pitch. Fashion month brought a steady stream of Fendi, Prada, Gucci and any number of unnamed buckets on the heads of oft-photographed influencers. It’s the early 2000s all over again and we’re here for it. Gigi Hadid is also here for it.
The mega-model posted recent selfies on Instagram in a fetching leopard bucket hat with the caption “apres ski week”—skipping the more winter-friendly and expected knit cap. She’d previously donned the printed chapeau while dancing on Insta stories in a ski lodge alongside Olivia Culpo and Taylor LaShae.
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The creator of the hat in question is cult favorite Ruslan Baginskiy, better known for his baker boy caps and boaters that have graced the domes of such luminaries of Bella Hadid, Romee Strijd, Madonna, Zoe Kravitz and more.
“Ruslan was inspired by an 2000s aesthetic. Gigi was singing and dancing to Britney’s and Justin’s songs [on Instagram], which we also like,” a rep for the brand tells BAZAAR.com. “Ruslan and all his team do the same after two glasses of champagne. 2000s fashion trends are returning, both in fashion and music, that’s why we made the leopard print bucket hat and we are happy that Gigi feels the same.”
Old Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and bucket hats—three things we can all get behind. Gigi’s leopard print bucket hat won’t be available for a few months (it’s part of the designer’s upcoming fall collection), but thankfully, he’s been on the forefront of the trend for some time. Shop a plaid version below. We’ll leave you to Spotify NSYNC on your own time.