Little can top the collection of strange hats seen at the Sao Paulo Fashion Week in June 2010. From inverted boxes with folded wing things to disembodied dolls, knitting needles, fabric-covered slinky snoods and a plastic LEGO character wig, no bit of weirdness -- or maybe it was creativity -- was left unexplored.

Even men were not exempted from this phenomenon of strange hats. There was a Dr. Seuss-like bowler that should have entitled the model extra compensation for the sheer embarrassment of having to wear it.