Hats are hot at The Kentucky Derby

A woman wears a hat in the paddock prior to the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. UPI/Kevin Dietsch

A woman wears a hat in the paddock prior to the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. UPI/Kevin Dietsch

Tomorrow, Saturday May 3rd, marks the 140th anniversary of The Run For The RosesThe Kentucky Derby. I may not know the details, but I know one thing: women will be wearing hats, many colorful, some outrageous and all – unique. NBC’s Today Show featured Al Roker with guests and dynamic duo, NBC Sports team Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, donning festive hats themselves, and featuring a Kentucky Derby fashion show of hats by designer and owner of Christine A. Moore Millinery. Fascinators, hatinators, and ‘the-go-big-or-go-home’ styles all seem to have a place at The Kentucky Derby.

But, what is the story behind the hats? Forgive me; not just hats – Derby hats. Continue reading

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