Guests at this year's Gold Cup get the GofG gold star for stealing the show from the thoroughbreds on the racetrack with their festive frocks, pastel palettes, and, of course, statement hats. We saw several variations topping off ladies' looks from floppy to boater hats, fascinators to feathered, and even a floral crown! And don't forget the dapper dudes of the day who displayed a whole array of bow ties that made us swoon. We even created a Bow Tie Hall of Fame to show off the cream of the crop. (In the interest of full disclosure, let the record state that this author is smitten with dudes sporting a bow tie.) It's an event that calls for class while maintaining a modern twist so see how these chosen guests tackled the task!

See the full gallery by John Robinson here and don't forget to tag yourself and your friends!