Sebnem Schaefer posing on the street during Pitti Uomo in Florence, Italy in a fascinator worthy of the Kentucky Derby. Sebnem Schaefer posing on the street during Pitti Uomo in Florence, Italy in a fascinator worthy of the Kentucky Derby.

The “Greatest Two Minutes In Sports” will take place on May 6 and as always, spectators will take the opportunity to get all gussied up in their best finery for the occasion. Every spring, the Kentucky Derby serves up a ravishing display of vibrant colors, lightweight linens, and of course, the most amazing hats you’ll see all year long. The fashionable show up to watch the races, and the rest of the world tunes in to pick up their most daring fashion cues for the rest of spring!

It’s the one event where you can’t be too bold when it comes to topping off your floral dress or crisp cotton blouse with a fascinator that truly does justice to the term. Feathers, flowers, mesh, and more decorate the most fantastical of these pieces, while a mint julep and some good old fashioned southern hospitality provide the perfect final accents. — jas