The Golden Hat Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers for people with autism around the world, and creating an environment that holds these individuals as intellectually capable and Kate Winslet is not only the face of the Foundation but a Co-founder.
In conjunction with Keli Thorsteinsson and Margret Ericsdottir, they created a collectionÂ of one hundred stunning self-portraits from A-list celebrities and cultural luminaries all wearing a “golden” hat to support autism outreach and research and this is the end result.Â See George Clooney, Meryl Street, Kobe Bryant, Justin Timberlake, Leonardo DiCaprio, Julianne Moore, Anna Wintour, Angelina Jolie and more share their self portraits in bathtubs, backyards, inside dressing rooms and on movie sets giving us a unique look into their private world.
The book also shares the story about autism, how the Golden Hat Foundation came about and what it means to be autistic. The Golden Hat celebrates the power of self-expression and the importance of connection. The celebrity contributors were asked “If you were unable to communicate your entire life until now, what would be your first words?” and their words they chose are shared alongside their photos. And there are some incredibly creative photos, a favourite being Julia Roberts and of course Ellen – a candid taken on her show!
Anna Wintour’s quote a standout: “Does it come in any other colour?!” as she sits posing with it on her knee dressed as elegantly and stylish as we know her to be.
Author proceeds will benefit the Golden Hat Foundation, founded by Kate WInslet and Margret Ericsdottir to build innovative living campuses for people with autism and to raise public awareness about their intellectual capabilities.
Available now: Simon & Schuster RRP$29.99
You can visit the Golden Hat website to learn more: www.GoldenHatFoundation.org and Kate also collaborated with Lancome with a Limited Edition Golden Hat Make up Collection that proved very popular the world over, you can see it here.
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