Derby Museum chooses Gena Conti Millinery for the 2007-08 prestigious
Audrey has been SOLD - She just loves her new home in the Carolinas.....
Just returned from a 1 year loan to The Kentucky Derby Museum
Hat Exhibit - Louisville, KY
This is a one of a kind chapeau. This “Audrey”
hat is made from 4 layers of light pink sinamay straw. The crown
is also wrapped in matching hand-sculpted sinamay. The entire
hat is draped with vintage couture black veiling.
Adorned with burnt, dyed peacock flue feathers, rhea tail feathers,
rhinestone pin, sculpted, frayed sinamay, pink and black butterflies
and ostrich feather spines.
"SEVEN YEAR STITCH"
The Kentucky Derby Museum chooses Gena Conti Millinery
for prestigious 7th annual (2007-2008) Derby Hat Exhibit
The Kentucky Derby Museum Annual Hat Exhibit
highlights one of the Derby’s most glamorous traditions,
the exquisite hats worn on race day. Hat entries of all types
from designers around the world, including either men or ladies
styles, are submitted for competition each May.
This year, the Museum’s distinguished
panel of judges, once again, selected the “best 20 - 30
hats that most represented the spirit of the Kentucky Derby.”
Each year the winning hats are displayed in the exhibit “Derby
Hats” that runs through the end of June of the following
year. The museum receives over 200,000 visitors annually.
“... "We were tremendously
busy the entire spring season with custom clients’ orders
for traditional Hat Events including Parks and Conservancy luncheons,
The Belle Isle Women’s Committee Hat Luncheon (here in Detroit)
and Race Season in general (Ascot, Preakness, Belmont Stakes)
where fabulous hat wearing is simply a must… In the final
days approaching the Derby, we were shipping many hats, overnight
to clients in their Louisville Hotels!"
Nothing else matters but creating THE HAT when
it’s a Run for the Roses….
The Kentucky Derby Museum is located at Gate
1 of Churchill Downs. For more Museum information call (502) 637-1111
or visit the museum on line at derbymuseum.org
Are YOU attending
the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness or Royal Ascot next year?
Give us a call. We'll create something extraordinary for
REMEMBER ---------- The longer you wait ------- The higher
If the Races aren't
in your plans, remember ...you don't have to go to the Races
to wear a fabulous custom hat by Gena Conti. Parks and Conservancy
Luncheons, Belle Isle Women's Committee Hat Luncheon, Suite
Dreams Project's Hats Off Luncheon ...Just call the Salon.
We're happy to create a custom chapeaux as Individual and
special as you!