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Ysolt Usigan on Apr 7, 2009 at 11:35AM

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Haute Headpieces

My mom wore a hat with her wedding dress—true story, I've seen the photos. Ever since then, I've been fascinated with headwear.

Christine A. Moore, the official hat designer of the Kentucky Derby (the mecca of fabulous ladies in hats), says hat-wearing at the Derby stems from tradition (of horseracing and the royals of England). The ladies back in the 1700s and 1800s wore hats to out-accessorize each other, and that tradition has carried onto today. "Women love to dress and love to out-do each other in a fun way," she says. "Accessories, especially hats, are the best way to do it." They evoke the wearer's mood, personality and femininity.

Moore believes each hat tells a story. Here are ours...

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