The History of the Kentucky Derby Hat
The annual Kentucky Derby might be "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports," but there is another competition parading in the stands—the battle for the most eye-catching hat. From breathtakingly gorgeous to gruesomely garish headgear, explore our group of celebrities who've donned daring Derby hats. http://goldcoastcouture.com/kentucky-derby-hats/
Why Do Women Wear Wild Hats to the Kentucky Derby?
When the Kentucky Derby was first held at the Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Ky., 137 years ago, hats were all the rage and regarded as an essential everyday accessory -- for those who could afford them.
At special events such as the horse races, women wore fancy and extravagant hats to broadcast their social status and show off their expensive style. Men simply wore top hats.
The Kentucky Derby is a fun time of the year for fashion. Here is a video if you want to try to make your own hat.
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