Off to the Races

Want to shade yourself in style at Derby Day and the PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon? Look no further.

photos by laura petrilla

If there is one thing we know about the Kentucky Derby, it is that the event is as much about the fashion as the racing.

With that being said, there’s no need to keep these locally made hats under wraps any longer. The derby falls on Saturday, May 7 this year — just in time to look to Gina Mazzotta Millinery or Jennifer L. Copeland Millinery for headwear that fits your style.

Another event where you’ll want to show off your style is the 18th annual PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon, also on May 7. The event, which is a fundraiser for the conservancy’s restoration efforts, is set to be held in Frick Park and features cocktails, food and entertainment.

Dare to go bold and turn a few heads with one of these five elegant hats.

➊ Headpiece made of deconstructed sinamay straw and pheasant feathers ($315), an homage to an African-inspired Dolce & Gabbana ad from 2005, from Gina Mazzotta Millinery

➋ Triple Fantasy Flower Headpiece ($350) with flowers handmade from recycled foam, from Gina Mazzotta Millinery

➌ Hand-dyed rose pink sinamay portrait hat embellished with silk satin ribbon and goose feather ($325), inspired by Fragonard’s and Gainsborough’s frothy and coquettish paintings from the 1700s, from Jennifer L. Copeland Millinery

➍ Cream Panama fedora with grey geometric trim ($230) — masculine enough for men, easily worked into a street-style look for women, from Gina Mazzotta Millinery

➎ Dark Fantasy Fascinator ($295) with dotted veiling and flower made from hand-painted recycled foam, from Gina Mazzotta Millinery

The Stores:
Gina Mazzotta Millinery, 100 Fifth Ave., Suite 405, Downtown, by appointment only; 724/513-8655,
Jennifer L. Copeland Millinery, Squirrel Hill, by appointment only; 412/254-3636,


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