While you can usually count on colorful processions of dancing dragons and confetti canons, most people don't looks to the streets as a runway for great hairpieces and hats. Some spectators wore classic embellished chopsticks. While riders on the floats donned millinery made from flowers, pearls, fur and jewels.
The Easter parade in New York has always been a showcase for flamboyant chapeaux, but this is street fashion with a little more depth. The accessories here were worn in tribute to the tribes and performing arts of China. A fortuitous occasion indeed.
Photos by Mariana Leung