This hat was made for British designer Julien MacDonald's Ready-to-wear spring/summer 08. It's a patent leather black solider type hat. It also came in patent white as well. They weren't easy to make as the leather was wanting to tear when stretched and thinned down to a manageable piece. Also the shiny leather showed finger prints. At the show the dressers backstage had to wear gloves to put the hats on so that fingerprints would not appear on stage under the bright lights.