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From Jay-Z to Gucci, How the Yankees Hat Became Bigger Than Baseball

Last updated: 03-14-2018

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From Jay-Z to Gucci, How the Yankees Hat Became Bigger Than Baseball

From Jay-Z to Gucci, How the Yankees Hat Became Bigger Than Baseball
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From Jay-Z to Gucci, How the Yankees Hat Became Bigger Than Baseball
The unassuming ball cap has become one of the most iconic items in fashion, complete with a $540 designer version.
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jacob.gallagher@wsj.com
March 12, 2018 12:15 p.m. ET
I don’t know what Alessandro Michele thinks about baseball. I have no idea if the designer who turned Gucci’s aesthetic into a blissed-out marriage between Willy Wonka and Marie Antoinette spends his down time reviewing spring training scores or watching the Hot Stove for trades.
What I do know is that Mr. Michele loves New York Yankees ball caps. With incredible frequency, the Rome native will throw a Yankees hat atop his signature Samson-ian locks. There he is taking a bow after the fall 2017 Gucci runway show in a green...
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