Kentucky Derby Museum chooses
Gena Conti Millinery for the Prestigious 2012-13 Hat Exhibit
16 Jun 2012
The judges have made their selections, and I wanted to let you
know that your hat has been selected for display in our 2012
- 13 Derby Hats Exhibit. ...
Curator of Collections, Kentucky Derby Museum
Currently on a 1 year loan to The Kentucky Derby Museum
Hat Exhibit - Louisville, KY
This one-of-a kind, custom Kentucky Derby hat
is hand blocked (molded) and sewn from 4 layers of brilliant
red sinamay straw and matching red embroidered tulle fabric.
Dramatic 7" brim is a genuine show stopper!
Crown is also red sinamay covered in red pleated tulle fabric.
“Rosette” is trimmed with bands of black tulle and
sheer black and white polka dot ribbon. Adorned with large black
silk organza, satin, and velvet rose and green leaves nestled
at the side.
big as the rose covered Winner’s Circle but less than
7 ounces atop your pretty Kentucky Derby head.
(Large photos available for
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Derby Museum chooses Gena Conti Millinery for prestigious 121th
(20121-2013) 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
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 2013. The museum
receives over 200,000 visitors annually.
delighted to be chosen once again this year … our 10th
consecutive year entering the competition... OUR 10th 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, 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!
matters but creating THE hat when it’s a Run for the Roses….
A Run for the FINISH LINE -
of our 10th ANNIVERSARY HAT, ROSETTE, winning a place in the
exhibit was, again, exceptionally thrilling!” How can
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