In New York, Easter means hats on 5th Avenue — the wilder, the better. And this year's crop did not disappoint.

Basically, the bonnets on 5th fall into three categories: wacky (Easter Island heads, gardens); adorable (kids and animals) and elegant. All three were well represented!

This dude attracted Bieber-like crowds.

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Some people were straight-up vintage, with lovely results.

This gal, who looked somehow totally chic as well as nifty, said she'd constructed this from an American Apparel shift dress. Adorable.

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This woman kept her eyes on the main event.

Some of these dudes must have been up all night, busy at their millinery.

She's a showstopper at every NYC event — and doesn't disappoint.

I must confess, the little girls are my favorite — they're so into it!

This woman said it was lighter than it looked — but still a balancing act. (Yes, I was there, albeit in a far more modest hat.)

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