No disrepect to milliner Philip Treacy, whose hat designs for Lady Gaga, Isabella Blow and the British Royals caused hats to make a comeback (sort of) but I am just not feeling this hat thing. When I see these wide brimmed, feather covered monsters two words come to mind, Church – Lady (the one from SNL). By the way, these photos were not taken at a church convention in the south. These photos were taken at Saturday’s 138th Kentucky Derby.
Next to a British Royal wedding and Easter Sunday in Harlem, the Kentucky Derby is PRIME hat wearing day. (See All The Outrageous Hats from the Kentucky Derby, on Styleite.com). It (the hats) and the celebrities who wear them, have become one of the biggest attractions for the event. Here are a few of the more discussion worthy spectacles from Saturdays event.
Check out the photo gallery on the Hartford Courant’s website for more photo’s of these daring hats.
By the way, if you are really into this look and you are looking for “affordable” hats, try Ashro.com. The Bernice Hat pictured below is on sale for $49.95.