The Awesome Celebrity Hats at the Kentucky Derby (PHOTOS)

/ May 5, 2012

Wild Celebrity Hats
Check out these wild head toppers.
The 138th Kentucky Derby is just days away and and while the race itself is called “the most exciting two minutes in sports,” it’s the track-side fashions that really grab our attention.

There’s no telling which celebrities will make the biggest fashion statement at this year’s festivities, but everyone is going to be scooping out the over-the-top headgear. In honor of the race taking place May 5, Celebuzz takes a look back at some of the most elaborate toppers of all time — from Kim Kardashian to Jessica Simpson and more. Who says only the British are into fascinators? Click through the gallery and tell us which hats you like best.

Similar to the Kentucky Derby, wearing a fancy hat to a royal wedding is essential. Fascinators began a fashion must-have after plenty of over-the-top looks almost stole the show at Kate Middleton and Prince William’s wedding last year.

Kate has become quite the trendsetter, with designs selling out just hours after she makes a public appearance wearing them. Hat designers are using the beautiful muse as they create new trends — as seen in the video below from London Fashion Week.

Watch to see what designers we might catch Kate wearing next.