Previously, we wined and dined on Millionaires Row in Churchill Downs and toured Brooklawn Child and Family Services, the charity The Louisville Concours d’Elegance benefits. This time, we move to the infield to check out my city’s take on this season’s fashions at the Concours Fashion Show.
The fashion show, sponsored by The Summit, featured pieces from Ann Taylor, White House Black Market et al, as well as Derby hats and fascinators from famed Derby hat designer Sheila Nobles of CK Nobles Millinery Designs. Sixteen cars and models made their way down the runway while co-hosts Shane Collins of New Country Q103.1 and Louisville Concours emcee Ed Lucas presented each model and provided history of the 16 cars involved.
The view I would have of the two runways
during the show.
After Brooklawn CEO/President Mary-Kate Poling thanked everyone for coming to Concours, the first car--a Bentley Mulsanne--arrived.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith make an appearance.
A preview of SS 2012, floral prints are predicted to be the latest new trend.
Note to future Concours models: Wait 5 seconds,
then turn away.
For the "bros in GTOs" set,
Patagonia has your ski lodge needs covered.
For chillier autumn nights, diamonds and furs
are a girl's best friend.
Animal prints, such as this zebra jacket,
are still in the house for fall.
Made popular by this year's royal wedding,
this fascinator is ready for next year's Derby.
For a night on the town in Saint-Tropez,
this nautical dress is just the thing.
When Rob Dickinson wrote "Black Metallic," he was talking about a car, but this dress could take its place.
Ke$ha + prints = Feather print dresses with a big, heavily feathered Derby hat to match.
The trench coat is always on trend,
the sparkly sweater adds zazz.
For the professors in the house, look at how this gentleman does it, then apply to your wardrobe.
Another classic, the little black dress gets some zazz
from the multicoloured Derby hat.
Khakis, sparkles + feathers make a statement,
as does the Lincoln behind the model.
Of course, a fine tuxedo and a red Dodge Viper
also make quite the statement.
To close the show, one of the Bond Girls from Goldfinger turned up in leopard.
Tommorrow: The Concours d’Elegance.
Photo credit: Cameron Miquelon