2017 Kentucky Derby Style: PICS By: Paige Kindlick May 19, 2020 2:20PM EDT 1 of 5 2017 Kentucky Derby Style AP/Shutterstock Kentucky Derby is a horse race held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. It is almost always on the first Saturday in May, which caps the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. (In case you didn’t know, the festival is only Kentucky’s largest single annual event, which was founded all the way back in 1935.) The competition itself is a stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds and it is held at Churchill Downs. People certainly do not just go to the lavish event for the horses though, but go to the event for all the fashionable photo ops. The Kentucky Derby hat is a popular item to wear to this event and is an item that will garner the most attention (if worn well, of course). The hat (aka a fascinator and cocktail hat) is usually worn as an evening accessory at only the most royal gatherings. Some celebs who have proven to bring their absolute A game to the derby with their hats include the likes of Michelle Williams, NeNe Leakes, and Katie Couric. February 11, 2020, 9:33AM 2 of 5 Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright AP/Shutterstock Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright of ‘Vanderpump Rules’ walk the Kentucky Derby red carpet, at Churchill Downs in a salmon dress and grey suit. February 11, 2020, 9:31AM 3 of 5 Joey Fatone AP/Shutterstock Joey Fatone shows off his limited edition Triple Crown Longines timepiece on the Kentucky Derby red carpet. February 11, 2020, 9:31AM 4 of 5 Justin Hartley and Chrishell Stause AP/Shutterstock WOW. Justin Hartley and Chrishell Stause look hot at the Kentucky Derby! February 11, 2020, 9:33AM 5 of 5 Larry David AP/Shutterstock Larry David walks the Kentucky Derby red carpet in a black bomber jacket and khakis. February 11, 2020, 9:33AM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.