Women in the grandstands and millionaires row sip mint juleps and gossip under their massive signature hats. Each is individual, a reflection of the wearer. If you’ve ever seen the E! show The Girls Next Door, they had a Derby episode where Holly made her own hats with My Little Pony’s on it. Many women this year went for something a bit more traditional.
There is a gallery posted on http://www.about.com/ that has 24 hats featured at the 2009 Derby. Pink and feathers seemed to be in this year, maybe because of the pink theme for the Oaks that benefited the Susan G. Komen foundation. Here are a few of the hats: