SIZE: 22 1/2 - 23"
ONE OF A KIND
KY Derby Museum Award Winner
Made from 4 layers of crisp, white
and black sinamay straw with overlay of open weave, black, checkered
pattern knit fabric. A classic black and white
Race Season hat with dramatic 7" brim. : genuine show stopper!
"My Checkered Past" is adorned with black sinamay band
and hand fashioned sinamay ribbon loops in bright fuchsia and
white. She's topped off with large, black and white polka dotted
tulle and sinamay bows. Black lacquer bamboo swirls playfully
accent this Derby hat.
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The Kentucky Derby Museum
chooses Gena Conti Millinery for prestigious 161th Annual
(2018-2019) 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 United States, including either men
or ladies styles, are submitted for competition each May.
This 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 2019. The museum receives over
200,000 visitors annually.
“... We're delighted to be chosen
once again this year … our 14th year entering the competition...
OUR 14th Anniversary Entry Hat!" --- Gena Conti.
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, the ROYAL WEDDING and Race Season in general (Dubai,
Ascot, Preakness, DelMar, Belmont Stakes) where fabulous hat wearing
is simply a must… In the final days approaching the Derby,
we were working nearly 'round the clock!
After THE HORSE, Nothing else matters but
creating THE HAT when it’s a Run for the Roses…. A
Run for the FINISH LINE -
Being notified of our 14th ANNIVERSARY
HAT, "MY CHECKERED PAST," winning a place in the exhibit
was, again, exceptionally thrilling!”
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
Kentucky Derby Museum chooses Gena Conti Millinery for prestigious
16th Annual (2018-2019) Derby Hat Exhibit