Derby Museum chooses Gena Conti Millinery for the Prestigious
2013-14 Hat Exhibit
11 Jun 2013
Dear Ms. Conti,
"I am pleased to congratulate
you for having your hat selected for display in our 2013 hat exhibit..."
Curator of Collections, Kentucky Derby Museum
We're delighted to be chosen once again this year … our
11th consecutive year entering the competition... !" ---
Moulin Rouge Deux will be back
in the Salon July 2014, following her 1 year showing engagement
at the Kentucky Derby Museum
MOULIN ROUGE DEUX
Kentucky Derby Museum 2013-14 Hat Exhibit Contest Winner
Eye catching 7"
brim is made from light weight, black sinamay, overlaid with black
and white patterned tulle fabric. Trimmed with a large black horsehair
(not to worry --- it's synthetic) double bow, black and white
ostrich feathers, coque feathers and pearl spray, deep red feather
rose buds, black velvet leaves, black tulle band, and matching
tulle fabric rosette.
Yes... she's a lot of hat, but only 7 oz.
Size 23 – 23.5”
Kentucky Derby Museum chooses Gena Conti Millinery for prestigious
13th Annual (2013-2014) Derby Hat Exhibit
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.
year, the Museum’s distinguished judges, once again, selected
the “best 20 - 30 hats that most represented the spirit
of the Kentucky Derby.” The winning hats are now on display
in the exhibit “Derby Hats” that runs through the
end of June 2014. The museum receives over 200,000 visitors annually.
The Kentucky Derby is one of the USA’s
millinery highlights of the year. With the record-breaking increase
of both worldwide hat sales and the growth of working milliners,
the competition gets tougher and tougher every year!
"We were tremendously busy the entire spring season with
custom clients’ orders for traditional Hat Events including
Parks and Conservancy luncheons, Mothers Day, Weddings, and Race
Season.… In the final days approaching the Derby, we were
working nearly 'round the clock!
else matters but creating THE hat when it’s a Run for the
Roses…. A Run for the FINISH LINE -
notified of our MOULIN ROUGE DEUX chapeau, winning a place in
the exhibit was, again, exceptionally thrilling!”
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