Who Had The Best Hat At NYC's Kentucky Derby Parties?

by Mara Siegler · May 9, 2011

Go HERE for more photos by Benjamin Gustafsson of the MAD46 Roof Top Lounge Kentucky Derby Viewing Party,

Go HERE for more photos by Matee Ravkit of the Concord Fifty-One Kentucky Derby Viewing Party, and tag yourself and your friends.

New Yorkers put on their best headgear and head onto the roof to celebrate the Kentucky Derby by sipping mint juleps. Anyone who thought Philip Treacy's fascinator for Princess Beatrice, also known as the hat that spurned one of the funnier memes, was something to get worked up about, they haven't seen anything yet....

MAD46 Roof Top Lounge Kentucky Derby Viewing Party

Go HERE for more photos by Benjamin Gustafsson, and tag yourself and your friends!

If you are going to go through all the trouble to find a huge hat, you might as well take it for a spin in front of the photogs. Guests strolled the red carpet on their way into the event and posed for a chance to win Best Dressed.

Original: She sold her tractor for a ticket to the Derby.

Bee-keeper-esque.

The winner from this event: Purple and butterflies. It's a hat that could make Mariah Carey bawl with happiness.

Concord Fifty-One Kentucky Derby Party

Go HERE by Matte Rakvit, and tag yourself and your friends.

New political action committee Concord Fifty-One, a group made of young conservatives, hosted a private Kentucky Derby party on the roof of co-founder Matt Swift's apartment in Tribeca. Nothing says, "lets reduce our dependence on foreign oil," like horse racing.

And the winner from this party: These two! Clearly it's windy and wearing a hat is annoying. Instead of just removing them, they are sticking with it.