Saturday, May 7nd, will mark the 142th Kentucky Derby. Alternatively referred to as “The Run for the Roses” or “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” the Kentucky Derby is so much more than a 1.25 mile race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses – it is one of the great American institutions run under the iconic twin spires of Churchill Downs. From the parade of horse and rider to singing of My Old Kentucky Home, the imbibing of Mint Juleps, to the Garland of Roses, each tradition adds to the rich history. In 2009, Churchill Downs partnered with Susan G. Komen for the Cure for the Derby’s little sister, Kentucky Oaks with runs on April 30. The Oaks has made PINK their signature color and so have we in presenting our rosy selection of what to wear to the Kentucky Derby. To find out more about Derby history, the best recipe for Mint Julep, music and lyrics to “My Old Kentucky Home,” or even the opportunity to wager on the derby, please visit the website of Kentucky Derby.
Kentucky Oaks takes place one day in advance of the derby when the historic racetrack is decorated in pink bunting and guests are asked to prominently incorporate pink into their attire in an effort to raise funds and drive national attention to the fight against breast and ovarian cancer. So we assembled two fabulous ensembles, one hot pink for the Oaks and the other a softer shade for Derby Day itself. Each is guaranteed to put you in the Winner Circle.
Chiara Boni La Petite Robe Peplum Jersey Sheath $695 / Badgley Mischka Fit & Flair Dress $695 / Tory Burch Shoulder Bag $425 / Lanvin Mini Sugar Bag $1375 / Manolo Blahnik Flowered Sheath $695 / Stuart Weitzman Ankle Strap $395 / Feathered Fascinator $44 /