The Kentucky Derby is today, and that means it’s time for Johnny Weir’s annual hat — and this year he busted out a doozy.
Part of the tradition of the Kentucky Derby is the hats. Sure, it’s about the horses, the overpriced mint julips and the celebrities, but it’s mostly about the hats and how outrageous and overstated they can all be.
Johnny Weir, commentator for the Kentucky Derby and former figure skater, made a huge splash with his pegasus hat at last years Kentucky Derby. It seems Wier has outdone himself with this mohawk of roses hat complete with a mint julep on the side.
There’s probably words to describe this hat by Weir, but the proper words of astonishment and awe just don’t yet exist.
Just take a look:
Karen Rose Gold Designed this hat, as well as last years pegasus hat, and did in-depth interview with Yahoo. In that interview she explained some of the influences and how Weir was consulted during the creation of the rose mint julep hat.
Karen Rose Gold is also famous for her eyewear A-morir which has been worn on celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Beyonce.
This hat is for sure ridiculous, but it is a costume party. Honestly I’m still slightly expecting a small bird emerge from the rose bush on his head.
Whatever your feelings are towards the hate it is most certainly a conversational piece.
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