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Royal Ascot it ain't. But here in Davos, a hat is more than something to put on your head; it is a statement -- as much of preparedness as of status.

The feathered "fascinator" that looks a million dollars at a grand summer occasion would be franc-ly cents-less in the Swiss Alps. If you want to be on the money up here, something that comes down over the ears is a must.

Not that such practical considerations rule out elegance. Half an hour spent on the pavement outside the World Economic Forum site proves that there is plenty of headgear around that can turn heads as well as warm them. See photos of the best hats in Davos Read full article »

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