Philip Treacy Designs Dramatic Hats for 2014 Investec Derby

The news coincides with the unveiling of three unique images where Jodie can be seen modelling a variety of styles inspired by three areas of the event, The Hill, the Duchess Stand and The Queen’s Stand. The festival, considered one of the greatest sporting and social events in the British calendar, takes place at Epsom Downs Racecourse on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 June 2014. The world famous occasion is estimated once again to attract over 125,000 visitors.


Jodie Kidd
Supermodel and fashion icon, always had a passion for horses. She and her brother are professional polo players and her father was a former show jumper. She is the perfect fit for an event such as this. Her comment:

“I am really proud to take on the role of official face of the Investec Derby Festival. Modelling three different looks for the shoot shows that despite its prestigious racing reputation, fashion is a huge part of the day. I have been a fan of horses since I was 10 years old and find racing almost hypnotic, I look forward to sporting one of Philip Treacy’s creations and watching these beautiful animals compete in the greatest flat race of them all!

Philip Treacy
The creations of Philip Treacy are in favour with world stars, such as Madonna and Lady Gaga, he is the logical choice when it comes to millinery. He said about the event:

“Fashion at The Investec Derby is a level playing field. Revel in the freedom of being able to play with different colours, styles and trends. Anyone can wear millinery and The Derby provides the ultimate platform to do just that. I look forward to taking on the role of Official Hat Designer once again and seeing a wealth of beautiful headwear on Derby Day!

Fashion Shoot
Inspired by three famous areas of the Investec Derby; The Hill, The Duchess Stand and The Queen’s Stand, the unique images cover the variety of fashion showed at the event. From relaxed and ethereal to theatrical and dramatic – The Derby, often named the ‘people’s event’ –welcomes a range of different styles and will look forward to hosting an abundance of fashionable race-goers to enjoy the thrills, spills and incredible racing in its 236th year.

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