If there ever was a reason to dress in our often too casual a world it is for the races! Fashion is a huge part of the fun. One reason many list the Kentucky Derby and the Breeders’ Cup on their bucket list is for the top-notch fashion. To be fully involved in these outrageous sporting events, one must dress the part! Don’t miss out by underestimating the power of dressing appropriately for the two days of Breeders’ Cup.
It's two full days of the best of everything — the best horses, jockeys, and races, plus the best fashion, food, and parties. You'll want to shine in true Breeders' Cup 2015 style. Women wear elegant dresses with the finest fascinators and stunning hats, men wear suits, bowties, and pocket squares with a classic fedora.
Go all out and don’t be upstaged. Go for the look that will turn heads, and remember, “A head without a hat is like a horse without a jockey!"
Christine A. Moore, Official Milliner of the 2015 Breeders' Cup
Christine A. Moore started as a costume designer in the theater. It was during her theatrical milliner days while making hats for Broadway shows that she dreamed of starting a fashion millinery company. In 1994 she founded Christine A. Moore Millinery based in the heart of the fashion district of NYC. Since then she has created countless collections and designs a wide range of styles. She is best most known for her explosive Kentucky Derby racing styles, one of which is in the Kentucky Derby Museum. Her hats have been used in the official artwork of both Churchill Downs and the Breeders’ Cup. In 2009 she partnered with Churchill Downs and Mattel to design the official Kentucky Derby Barbie. Christine has been on the TODAY show for the past six years live from Churchill Downs as well as Access Hollywood and countless news segments across the country to talk about hats and fashion. NBC calls her the milliner to the Triple Crown, and Breeder’s Cup calls her their official milliner. Her wide range of styles, quality and comfort has made her one of the top hat designers in the U.S. She is known for studying the essence of an event, designing hats that reflect her findings and creating them. For horseracing events, Christine works closely with most of the major tracks in the US to personalize and perfect their unique styles. She has worked with America's Best Racing and other well-known companies to highlight fashion and lifestyles at the races as well as to generate fans for the sport. Christine has brought the art of millinery to life through her distinctive style, her attention to detail and her unsurpassed skills. Her hats have graced many magazine covers including InStyle with Katy Perry and Vanity Fair with Jennifer Lopez. Celebrities love Christine’s hats too! Al Roker, Diane Keaton, Halle Berry, Cynthia Nixon, Linda Ronstadt and Susan Lucci are a few names that wear her hats.
Each hat Christine designs starts with a sketch, which is then realized. When those sketches come to life, they are begging to be worn. From start to finish, Christine strives to make every hat come alive and to create the best product possible. And as the” Queen of Hats," there was no better fashion partner for the Breeders' Cup.
Christine's hats will be worn at all 2015 Breeders’ Cup events October 29-31. We recommend contacting her in advance so you can have your own unique custom Breeders’ Cup design. Christine and her team will design a style right for you and coordinate the colors with all your Breeders’ Cup outfits. She will also be more than happy to design your fascinator or hat in your favorite silk colors! You can also order from the shopping page of this website or meet her at one of her Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” trunk shows (see list of dates and stores below). For those who love last minute fashion, Christine’s hats will be available during Breeders’ Cup at the track, the Keeneland Gift Shop, and at Lexington’s Marriot Griffin Gate and Hilton Lexington Downtown Hotel.