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'Hatwalk': Meet the best-dressed stiffs in London

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Statues of (left to right) General Sir Charles James Napier, Sir Henry Havelock and Admiral Lord Nelson are adorned with new headgear for 'Hatwalk' in London, England on July 30, 2012.

Some of London's most iconic statues have been given a temporary makeover with bespoke headwear, Getty Images reports.

Commissioned by the Mayor of London in partnership with the British Fashion Council and the London 2012 Festival, Hatwalk brings together 21 emerging and established designers with their works featured on 20 well-known statues of figures including King George IV, Admiral Lord Nelson and Franklin D. Roosevelt.   

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Two of Trafalgar Square's most famous statues, depicting King George IV (foreground) and Admiral Lord Nelson (background) have been given a makeover with newly created, bespoke headwear.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt, left, and Winston Churchill's statues in Bond Street wear new hat designs by John Boyd and Herbert Johnson.

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