Though the 142nd Kentucky Derby lasted just over two minutes, there were two winning events taking place at Louisville. The horse race which Nyquist won, congrats to horse, team and owner and the ladies fashion.
It’s hard to put a price on style. First you have to land the perfect hat
It’s with that attitude that men and women attending the Kentucky Derby — or simply watching it among friends at a viewing party — are willing to spend hundreds, even thousands of dollars, to land the perfect hat. So who won the hat race?
Women wear fancy hats before the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville
The wide-brimmed hats with the elaborate decorations are called picture-hats and a favorite of the Kentucky Derby. Rob Carr/Getty Images
(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Churchill Downs)
Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Churchill Downs)