While true equestrian fans were there to cheer on their race team of choice, fashionistas tuned in to Kentucky Derby festivities to see who won the millinery mile. After all, a stampede of thoroughbreds (go Orb!) can’t drown out the thunder of Churchill Downs’s chicest imports.
From Coco Rocha‘s nod to BFF Zac Posen in one of his vintage suits and a Philip Treacy topper, to Lauren Conrad in her own Paper Crown line and matching LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s pumps, the weekend’s style stars came to win! Country crooner Miranda Lambert showed off her animal side at the 139th annual race in a spotted frill while actress Krysten Ritter took her turn down the carpet in Grey Goose’s official Derby hat before the games began. And while John Legend‘s better half Chrissy Teigen took a hat-free approach with Lance Bass at GQ‘s pre-Derby get down, screen stars Angela Bassett and Star Jones upped their monochromatic looks with larger-than-life head gear.
While we can’t say if any southern-inspired fascinators will make their way into our everyday wardrobes, we have been inspired to break out our floral, graphic, and leather snapbacks as a city slicker alternative.