Pharrell Williams Auctions Off Vivienne Westwood Hat for Charity

Proceeds will go towards providing tools and resources for underprivileged youth.

Posted: 02/24/2014 11:53 AM EST
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After all the buzz his Vivienne Westwood "Mountain" hat received at the Grammy Awards this year, Pharrell Williams has decided to part with it, but he's doing it for a good cause. Williams announced via Twitter that he's auctioning off the hat on eBay with all proceeds going towards From One Hand to AnOTHER, an organization he created in 2008 to provide underprivileged youth with the tools and resources they need to get ahead in life.

While the auction started off at $200, which is what Williams paid for the memorable piece, it quickly rocketed in bids. Just a couple hours after announcing the eBay auction, Williams tweeted an update saying, "We started my hat auction at $200 (the price I paid for it) and it's already up to over 10K?"

The Vivienne Westwood hat inspired countless memes comparing Williams to characters like Smokey the Bear, Dudley Do-Right and Woody of Toy Story. Even restaurant chain Arby's joined in on the fun by teasing the musician for taking style inspiration from their logo. Always the good sport, Williams sent a tweet to Arby's saying, ""Hey Arby's, you want my hat? Now's your chance."

The bid currently stands at $14,300 with the auction closing March 2 at 5 p.m. PST. The "Mountain" hat will also come with a letter of authenticity. To place a bid, click here.


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