What won’t celebrities do for their fellow man, we ask you? East Hampton boutique owner Roberta Freyman hosts “Hats for Hope, a Madcap Event!” featuring headwear designed by amateur milliners such as Cynthia Rowley; actress Alicia Witt; socialites Lisa Anastos, Debbie Bancroft and Muffie Potter Aston; and fashion designer James Coviello, who told us he’s planning to “make a sort of Edwardian hat out of it … You know that movie with Audrey Hepburn, My Fair Lady? It’s like that, so you could totally wear it.” Mr. Coviello warned us it’s about to get very Ascot around here: “For some reason, it’s almost become not so uncommon, as in England, to wear a unique, eye-catching hat for a special occasion. It’s becoming more acceptable.” Added Angelica Torn, actress and daughter of Rip Torn: “I’m going to decorate with silk blue roses and it’s going to be called Laura. It’s inspired by Tennessee Williams’ play The Glass Menagerie. My parents met and fell in love during a Tennessee Williams play.” Zoinks! And then, brace yourselves, it’s “the first major benefit of the summer, and we always get a great crowd!” said Dini von Mueffling, writer and co-founder of Love Heals, the AIDS charity beneficiary of a gala in Sagaponack. “Everybody waits for this event, because this is sort of the kick-off of the summer,” added Scoop owner and Love Heals co-founder Stefanie Greenfield. The expected socialite haul includes possibly soon-to-be Lindsay Lohan in-laws Charlotte Ronson and mama Ann Dexter-Jones. “This year our theme is Alice in Wonderland,” said Ms. von Mueffling. “We always set up out in the field, away from the house.” Crop circles! And what will the ladies be wearing to educate the masses? “It’s certainly not long dresses, but women go all out a lot of the time,” said Ms. von Mueffling. “We’re often amused at the women who are sinking into the grass with the stilettos, but hey, it does say farm on the invite.” Bring yer Wellies, ya fancy ponces!
[Hats for Hope, a Madcap Event, Roberta Freymann boutique, 66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 4 p.m.; Love Heals at Luna Farm, 276 Parsonage Lane, Sagaponack, 7:30 p.m., www.loveheals.org]