Of All the Kentucky Derby Hats, Johnny Weir's Was A Clear Winner

 - May 6, 2014
References: racked
While Kentucky Derby hats are known to be over the top, Johnny Weir's chapeau came in first place. The festively feathered, pegasus-featuring piece of art was best in show with an incredible design by Kerin Rose Gold.

Weir had a hand in designing the elaborate headpiece, which includes gold flourishes and white plumage. The pegasus was actually a children's toy Gold found, painted and crystallized. The fascinator's color scheme was chosen to contrast with the former figure skater's dark hair.

The Kentucky Derby is a well-known horse race that takes place on the first weekend of May every year in Louisville, Kentucky. The Derby caps off the week-long festival. The fancy-dress event has come to epitomize southern fashion, and Kentucky Derby hats are usually ahead of the game.