While the fashion set was busy prepping for the Met ball this past weekend, a slightly less high-fashion event was taking place down south: the annual Kentucky Derby. Of course, that doesn’t mean style wasn’t of utmost importance in Louisville Saturday. Every year, we wonder what really takes center stage at the Derby: the horses or the attendees’ hats. From tasteful to garish to inexplicable, Derbyers, including a few celebrities, continued the longstanding tradition of wearing attention-grabbing hats to the day’s festivities. While we sadly did not spot any Marc Jacobs or Balenciaga, they did not disappoint.
Click through to see some celebrities as well as regular drunk people in their Derby best.