Hold your horses! The Kentucky Derby is back! Called ‘the greatest two-minutes in sports’, the horse race takes place each year in Louisville, Kentucky. It is almost always on the first Saturday in May, which caps the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. (In case you didn’t know, the festival is only Kentucky’s largest single annual event, which was founded all the way back in 1935.) The competition itself is a stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds and it is held at Churchill Downs.
The Derby isn’t just a race, but also one of the most fashionable celebrations of the South. People go all out with their looks, which almost always feature the addition of a fabulous hat. Whether people top their looks off with hats, fascinators, or dainty veils, the chic headwear is both traditional and fashionable.
Our favorite celebs know just how to rock a fabulous Kentuc ky Derby Hat. Check out the very best looks chosen by our HollywoodLife fashion experts with photos of Michelle Williams, NeNe Leakes, Katie Couric and more here.