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Hats Off To Lady Soul

Jan. 28 2009, Published 12:33 p.m. ET

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Despite Aretha Franklin's memorable "My Country, 'Tis Of Thee" at President Obama's inauguration, Aretha's hat really stole the show!

Designed by Detroit-based hat maker Luke Song, the now popular bow-tied, Swarovski crystal church hat is in such high demand that milliner Song has actually run out of materials!

"I'd thought I would just get a mention in the local newspaper, but I never imagined this," says the Parsons grad.

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"This is mind-boggling."

Song believes customers want their own version because "it's a part of history."

No newcomer to the scene, Song's hats have been worn by gospel singers from the Winans to the Clark Sisters, and he has custom-made Aretha's hats for nearly 20 years.

For the inauguration, Ms. Franklin requested the hat match her gray coat and gloves. It took Song 2 days to make.

Unfortunately, fans will have to wait at least a month to get one.



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