It's official: Pharrell's hat that almost blew up Twitter has its own museum exhibit, like we told you it would.
The hat sits in a glass case with text recounting the social-media reaction to Pharrell's "Arby's" hat on Grammys night, and the cultural impact of Pharrell's hit Happy. (See, kids, museums are fun!)
Thursday night, the Vivienne Westwood accessory got a celebratory unveiling at the Newseum, where it is on loan from Arby's. (The restaurant chain bought the hat from Pharrell in a hilarious move of social-media prowess and altruism.) Naturally, Pharrell's music played during the event.
PARTYGOERS WORE FAKE PHARRELL HATS AND TOOK PHOTOS OF THE REAL PHARRELL HAT.
YEAH, I DID IT, TOO.
AND THERE WAS DANCING.
I have to admit that, in person, the hat looked much smaller than I would expect. This leads me to believe that Pharrell has a small head.
Josh Martin, the Arby's director of social media who sent the famous Pharrell tweet, said that the hat was sitting in a glass case in Arby's headquarters' lobby before it moved to the Newseum, where it will hang out until Oct. 26. Next, it's possible the hat will hit the road aboard the Hungry for Happiness truck that helps raise awareness childhood hunger in America.
That's one Happy hat.