With over 1,200 stylish ladies in attendance (including, as always, Martha Stewart) the hats certainly didn’t disappoint this year. With the luncheon coming just five days after the Royal Wedding of the century, fascinators and “half hats” seemed almost de rigueur and we certainly felt Duchess Catherine’s influence across the pond. My favorite was this Princess Beatrice look-alike, a play on Philip Treacy’s controversial design for her royal wedding headwear:
While the typical, lavish hats brimming over with fresh flowers, feathers and plumes and oversized silk peonies and roses — the pared down, worn-on-the-side fascinators seemed to make a big statement this year. Here are some favorite pics courtesy of our friends at New York Social Diary:
I think we’ll be seeing many more fascinators, including at the Derby tonight! Enjoy!