The Kentucky Derby may be a horse race -- but to us, the real sport plays out atop attendees' heads. Famous for the hottest hats this side of the Atlantic, the event invites height, width, embellishment... and plenty of drama.
As is the case in most of our favorite fashion moments, stars like Lauren Conrad and Jane Seymour totally disregard practicality and comfort in favor of head-turning elements. The fascinator, dead? Not this weekend. Which hats were barely-there bands? Which toppers made their wearers lose their balance? Click through our slideshow below to determine your favorites!
Don't try these at home, kids:
Coco Rocha and Stefanie Graf
Elizabeth Chambers and Armie Hammer
Caroline Boyer and Luke Bryan
Peyton Silva and guest
Wyking Jones and Estrella Jones
Doug WIlliams and guest
Mercedes Masohn and David Denman
Taunya Eshenbaugh and Tonya York Dees
Chelsea Killman and Marlee Lathren
Priscilla Barnstable and Patricia Barnstable
Monica Coleman and Kate Pierson
Heather Hemmens and Matt Barr
Jo Dee Messina
Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen
Gary Payton and guest
Michelle Rhee and Kevin Johnson
Matt Schaub and guest
Frances Robinson and Smokey Robinson
Chrissy Teigen and Lance Bass
How to Make a Classic Mint Julep
Martha Stewart makes a mint julep, the perfect cocktail for a summer evening and for the Kentucky Derby.
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