The Kentucky Derby and Latex? Maybe Not This Year.

Oh-so-distinctive couture has been a feature of derby day since its inception in 1875. Colonel M. Lewis Clark, Jr. envisioned the day at Churchill Downs as a grand event more akin to a European car racing Grand Prix then just any old horse race. As much as been made of triple crown winning horses (this year American Pharaoh is being slated to win the Belmont Stakes and becoming a Triple Crown winner) as the celebs who attend, to all the colorful dresses and of course the hats. (Here is Nordstrom’s Kentucky Derby Dresses page & J.C. Penny’s hat page.)