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Fascinating fascinators make waves at this season's horse racing events

by Morgan Kauphusman
May 7, 2013

The Kentucky Derby marks the beginning of the thoroughbred Triple Crown events but much of the pomp and circumstance surrounding the races has to do with the long-standing tradition of wearing large, festive hats. Fascinators, a smaller head piece that is attached with a comb or headband, have gained popularity in recent years largely due to fashions currently worn by British royals.