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Betsey Johnson Does the Derby

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To benefit the National Breast Cancer Coalition and Gilda's Club of Louisville, Kentucky, designer Betsey Johnson has created three hats, which will be unveiled during the Kentucky Derby on May 6th and 7th. “I wanted to do over-the-top hats, and when you think of it, the Kentucky Derby is one big fashion show,” Johnson told WWD. “I’ve designed three hats—the Barbie Hat, which I adore and is so much fun; the Rose Hat, which also has whimsical looking spiders and bugs, and the Cleopatra-meets-Scarlett Hat, which has a pink wig. A hat maker in Brooklyn made me a huge pink straw hat and it’s encrusted allover with pink roses and fake diamonds.” [WWD]