Updated: Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:15 | By Bang

Pharrell Williams' hat displayed in museum

Pharell Williams' infamous Grammy's hat will go on display at Washington DC's Newseum on August 22.


Pharell Williams' infamous Grammy's hat will go on display at Washington DC's Newseum on August 22.

Pharell Williams' infamous Grammy's hat will go on display at Washington DC's Newseum on August 22.

Pharrell Williams' Grammy Awards hat will be displayed in a museum.

The infamous headwear - a bold Vivienne Westwood Buffalo hat - sported by the 'Happy' hitmaker at this year's awards ceremony was later sold to fast food restaurant chain Arby's at a charity auction for over $40,000 and will now go on loan to Washington DC's Newseum on August 22.

The hat made headlines following the star-studded evening when Arby's entered into a Twitter exchange with the singer after paying $44,100 for the garment on eBay to benefit his teen charity One Hand to Another.

Pharrell wrote on Twitter: ''Thank you to whoever bought my Grammy hat on @eBay for $44,100. Your donation benefits From One Hand to Another.(sic)''

Arby's - whose corporate logo is a 10-gallon hat, bearing a strong resemblance to the one worn by the singer - jokingly tweeted back: ''You're welcome. We're HAPPY to support a great cause & get our hat back. Good luck at the #Oscars tonight! (sic)''

The accessory has been accepted by the museum as part of a short-term exhibit to reflect the impact of social media on the news.

Chris Fuller, the vice president of brand and corporate communications at Arby's, told The Washington Post: ''The post-Grammy's Twitter exchange between Arby's and Pharrell about his hat was completely unexpected and has just become this remarkable moment in pop-culture this year.''

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