(Daily)Join us for the first ever Derby fashion exhibit!
For the first time, the great traditions of more than one hundred years
of outrageous fashion at this infamous race will be explored and
admired in one location. This exhibition will showcase the fashion of
Derby winning owners, local residents, couture designers and
celebrities through the decades. The exhibit will also demonstrate the impact fashion has on
the Derby and the economy in Louisville.
This dynamic exhibit promises to be a hit for one and all!
April 10, 2009- August 1, 2009:
The exhibit opens with a display of lavish gowns on April 10th. Each decade since 1875 (the
year of the first Kentucky Derby) will be represented by gowns styled on 60 mannequins.
Donned by members of high society and celebrities, these gowns will showcase the flavor and
elegance of Derby season. Gowns will be included from Armani, Issey Miyake, Nina Ricci, Karl
Lagerfeld, Bob Mackie, Chanel, Escada, Carolina Herrara and Bill Blass, along with vintage
dresses from the 20’s and 30’s and antique outfits from the late 1800’s.
As an addition to this special collection, elaborate beaded gowns
loaned by well-known Kentucky Derby celebrity hostess Tricia
Barnstable will be also be displayed.
Location:Kentucky Derby Museum
7047 Central Ave.
Louisville, Kentucky 40208
Price: $12.00 general admission