– Monica Lewinsky, Former Clinton White House intern.
When the Clinton/Lewinsky sex scandal caught our attention in 1998 and photos of Ms. Lewinsky sporting a black beret were plastered just about everywhere, I thought: “Well, that’s it for the beret. No one is ever going to want to be seen in one of those again.” But not so.
After maybe a year, the simple chapeau returned completely unscathed. I’m impressed with its resilience and I’m also thoroughly convinced it’s here to stay. I know I love mine for its chic factor and versatility. Milliner Stephen Jones once said, “The beret is the t-shirt of hats.”
Ms. Lewinsky you go ahead and burn that beret, who can blame you? But the rest of us will continue to don ours, thank you.