If it's raining when the West 18th Street Fashion Show announces its theme and calls for entries, that means no precipitation during the actual event. Right? Check your Farmer's Almanac forecast for June 8, when the show returns for a 13th year to the Crossroads District. This year's theme: "Gilded Summer."
Of course, rains bring toadstools, and in the gilded 1890s, some people called this place Mushroomopolis, so the hats practically make themselves. Details on submitting designs here. General information here.