Today The Kentucky Derby is taking place! This horse race is best known for the beautifully over the top and outlandish hats both men and women wear to the event. It has become a sport all to itself; who can wear the best, prettiest, biggest, and wildest hat! At this time of year I can’t help but be reminded of my most favorite derby hat; Audry Hepburn as Eliza Dolittle in My Fair Lady! As a toddler I was glued to the television when the movie would come on, waiting for the horse race scene! Audry’s black & white larger than life hat and gown in all its lace, silk and feathered glory, stopped my heart!
And, although the Kentucky Durby is all about which horse will win the race, in recent years more than ever before massive enfaces on chapeau style has become famouse than the hilarious names of the horses you’re betting on! So today, I wish ya’ll a Happy Kentucky Derby Day! Sip cocktails in your ever so glamorous hat and put on your ladylike Kentucky charm and may the best horse (I mean hat) win!!
Here are some of my favorites from over the years.
So many pretty & creatively designed hats!