Christine Moore is Featured Milliner Of 145th Kentucky Derby®

First Featured Milliner in Derby History Continues Role for Second Year

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 26, 2019 – Churchill Downs Racetrack today announced that famed hat designer Christine Moore is the featured milliner of the 145th Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve. This is the second consecutive year that Moore has served as the Derby’s featured milliner. Last year, she was the first featured milliner in Derby history.

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Churchill Downs Announces Christine Moore as Featured Milliner of the 144th Kentucky Derby

First Featured Milliner In Iconic Event’s History

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 4, 2018 – Churchill Downs Racetrack today announced that Christine Moore is the featured milliner of the 144th Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve. This is the first time in 144 years that the Kentucky Derby has featured a milliner as part of the Kentucky Derby festivities.

The New York Times

Derby-Fabulous Hats, Fresh From the Garment District

By Carey Jones

April 26, 2018​​

Earlier this month, with deadlines for the Kentucky Derby rapidly approaching, hat makers at Christine A. Moore Millinery worked at top speed, accompanied by the Jackson 5’s “ABC” and the steady whir of sewing machines.

She's designed for Kate Upton, Al Roker and yes, Barbie. Kentucky Derby fashion at its finest

Kirby Adams, Louisville Courier Journal

It's a snowy morning in mid-March. Joanne Zayat, owner of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, pushes a large garment bag stuffed with dresses and shoes through a narrow steel door into the 10th-floor New York City studio of hat designer Christine Moore.

A Millinery Moment with Christine Moore

The work of milliner Christine Moore is well-known around the racetrack. Her innovative designs have graced the heads of celebrities, public officials, and scores of high-end horse racing fans. Her creations are in the Kentucky Derby Museum, NBC called her “the milliner to the Triple Crown,” and she even worked with Mattel and Churchill Downs to design the official Barbie derby hat. Now, Moore is the official milliner for the Breeders’ Cup.

An Expert Weighs In: Everything You Need to Know About Hats Before the Kentucky Derby 


Christine Moore is the featured milliner of the 144th Kentucky Derby. As the owner of Christine A. Moore Millinery, she has been creating hats professionally for over twenty years. They are considered works of art. Just ask the many celebrities who have worn her hats including Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige and Kate Upton.

Click on the photo to see our spread in Churchill Downs Magazine!

Maryland Million Ltd. Partners with Christine A. Moore Millinery

Christine A. Moore Millinery has been named The Official Milliner of Jim McKay Maryland Million Day – Maryland’s Day at the Races – to be run October 21st at Laurel Park.




From Sketch to Thread, how Christine A. Moore Designs the Kentucky Derby's Finest Hats

Creating one of the more elegant hats that'll be worn at the Kentucky Derby takes Christine A. Moore and her staff around six hours, and that doesn't include the time to sketch the design with crayon on a piece of paper...

Christine A. Moore Millinery Named Official Hat Designer of America’s Best Racing

America’s Best Racing (ABR), a multimedia fan development and awareness-building platform of The Jockey Club, today announced Christine A. Moore Millinery, New York, one of the world’s leading milliners, as the official hat designer of America’s Best Racing.

The hilltop views and plush grounds of Sagamore Farm provide an ideal backdrop to showcase Preakness fashion: white-haute retro wares from Annapolis native Christian Siriano, playful hats from the famed Christine A. Moore, flashy accessories from Ellicott City native Danielle DiFerdinando and more. Ride on.


Shot on location by Lloyd Fox of The Baltimore Sun at Sagamore Farm, Belmont Avenue, Reisterstown. Styled and produced by John-John Williams IV of The Baltimore Sun. Art direction by Leeann Adams.Models: Yun Shen and Claire Aniela; hair by Brian Oliver, makeup by Lexi Martinez, all from T.H.E. Artist Agency.

Preakness Fashion at Sagamore Farm

Los Angeles Times

Hats seem to be as much a part of major horse racing meets as thoroughbreds, jockeys, trophies and flower garlands.


So it's not too surprising that in May 2013, hatmaker Christine A. Moore was named the first ever official milliner for the Breeders' Cup.


"Eye-catching fascinators and hats are always on the scene at prestigious international horse racing events," explains Peter Rotondo, vice president of media and entertainment for the Breeders' Cup. "Christine is currently the most sought-after milliner in the world, and her one-of-a-kind headpieces have resulted in a cult following among racing aficionados. Partnering with her to be the official milliner of the Breeders' Cup was an obvious choice for us."


Courier Journal: What's in (And Out) for your Custom Kentucky Derby Hat

Louisville throws the biggest hat party in the country the first weekend in May.

From the tip-top of Millionaires Row down to the infield, Churchill Downs transforms Derby weekend into a vibrant sea of head ornaments bobbing and floating from the paddock, through the dining rooms, along the rail trackside and dotting every space in between.

Heck, even the jockeys get in on the action. Their headwear may be purely functional but even those helmets are colorful and special.

So, how do you pick the perfect chapeau? And how can you be sure you won't look ridiculous?

You won't, said Christine Moore, designer and owner of Christine A. Moore Millinery.

"It's not like a small number of women wear hats and you'll risk looking silly. Everyone wears one and you'll look more ridiculous without a hat," she said.

Sarasota Magazine

How To Choose The Perfect Hat

Pique Nique Sur la Baie--one of my favorite events of the year--is only a little more than a week away. I love the atmosphere of this ultra-chic upscale garden party on the bayfront lawn of New College, chaired by the dynamic duo Chip Gaylor and Marjorie Floyd.  It’s a sea of gorgeous hats, including some by milliner Christine A. Moore, who has a trunk show of her eponymous line in-house at The Met if you’ve haven’t found the perfect one, yet.

Click on the cover to read our article in Churchill Downs!

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