The lovely Susana Giménez is the biggest celebrity in Argentine television, the Oprah Winfrey or Raffaella Carrà of South America. She interviewed Javier Parisi on her show, falling in love with his John Lennon leather cap (designed by me) and the whole story of how we met. Susana said she would love to have a cap in her size so I sent one over to Buenos Aires and here she is unboxing it, live on television!
She wrote me the sweetest note: "Dear Helen, at last I have the incredible gorra of your unforgettable brother John! Javier Parisi told us you are a beautiful person and he was right. Helen, if I go to England, I will visit you, to have a cup of tea together. Thank you, thank you , thank you. All my love, Susana."
These John Lennon caps are made to last! Helen Anderson's original design, originally created in 1964, worn here by the Beatle in 1975, still with the Ferrari pin he stuck into it when he passed his driving test and bought a powder blue convertible.
For the inside story on John Lennon and loads of memories from fashion designer Helen Anderson - Lennon's friend and of course the designer of his famous leather cap - listen to this great interview with Jude Southerland Kessler.
If you are in such a hurry to get hold of a cap that you don’t have time to measure your head, you could also check the size of another hat that fits: hat sizes are universal… in theory. Don’t see your size? Have a special request?