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LOUISVILLE, KY (Friday, Feb. 24, 2023) – Churchill Downs announced today that three renowned and recognizable hat designers will have the distinction of being named as a featured milliner of the 149th Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve. From master milliners of classic creations to celebrity stylists and fresh fascinators, this year’s collection of illustrious designers can top off any Derby ensemble.

Christine Moore returns for the sixth consecutive year of bringing fashion’s finest millinery creations to the Derby. Moore was the first to earn the distinction of featured milliner of the Kentucky Derby in 2018. Her iconic yet highly wearable designs have become a staple at racetracks across the country and have been worn by Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez and Kate Upton and showcased on Nashville, The Carrie Diaries and Gossip Girl. Moore’s New York-based business, Christine A. Moore Millinery, is known for fine finishing work on her popular hats for women and men. Her Spring 2023 collection can be found at

This designer to the stars is a Featured Milliner for the Kentucky Derby. What to know

Kirby Adams

Louisville Courier Journal

Churchill Downs Racetrack has announced that Christine Moore will continue for the fifth year as a featured milliner of the 148th Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.

"In 2018 I became the first-ever featured milliner of the Kentucky Derby," Moore told the Courier Journal. "It has been an honor to be an ambassador for Kentucky Derby fashion and for the entire racing community."

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