It's obvious how seriously we take hats, so you can imagine how excited we are that Master Milliner and owner of Louisville's Formé Millinery Jenny Pfanenstiel is a Featured Milliner of the 146th Kentucky Derby. Jenny is  internationally recognized and has created hats and fascinators for some of the world’s most fashionable people, including Former First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Madonna and - we especially love this one - Neil Diamond.

She's particularly known for using the highest quality and rare materials from around the world. She incorporates traditional millinery techniques that date back centuries and is known for her unique practice of sculpting hats on a braid machine from the 1800s. That alone makes her a perfect fit for the oldest continuously held sporting event in North America.

So start thinking about your Derby outfit now so you can pair it with a one-of-a-kind creation for your head by Jenny. Her hats and fascinators for women and men are available at the Formé Millinery Hat Shop in downtown Louisville, specialty boutiques around the world and at

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