Once again the Lee Park Junior Conservancy is bringing a piece of Kentucky history to Dallas. In honor of the running of the 141st Kentucky Derby, the Lee Park Junior Conservancy will be hosting the seventh annual “Day at the Races” on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 at the historic Arlington Hall at Lee Park.
As one of the fastest-growing organizations in Dallas for young professionals, the Lee Park Junior Conservancy has sparked the hearts of all those in appreciation of conserving our most scenic urban green spaces in Dallas. “The Day at the Races event, Dallas' original Derby Day party, is a way for the community to come together to raise funds for the preservation and conservation of beautiful and historic Arlington Hall as well as the further development of Lee Park.”
A GLIMPSE THROUGH KENTUCKY DERBY STYLE
As a way to celebrate this luxurious event, we wanted to take our followers back in history of what real Kentucky Derby style was like. Formally known as the “Run for the Roses,” the Kentucky Derby has been considered as one of the most expensive sporting events nationwide with over 120,000 mint julips served every year. We’re sure Colonel M. Lewis Clark, (the founding father of the Kentucky Derby), enjoyed himself a mint julip or two for all his accomplishments in bringing a racing environment that felt comfortable, luxurious and an event “that would remind people of European horse racing.”
What we all know as the “Kentucky Derby hat,” was richly known as a symbol of luck. Through the years, this essential accessory has played a large role in the history of Kentucky Derby female fashions. We have also seen a large movement in men’s Kentucky Derby fashion from the straw hat to what is now known as the modern seersucker style.
Front Door fashion features what's new and Now
With less than a week until the big day we wanted to suggest some Kentucky Derby styles of our own by partnering with one of our favorite personal styling services located right here in the heart of the Design District, Front Door Fashion.
Front Door Fashion is a personal styling service, delivering custom-created looks to fashion-seeking and time-starved women across the US. They combine an unmatched selection of designer inventory and professional stylists to deliver the highest level of service and convenience.
What to wear sneak peek
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s “What to Wear” blog post as we feature different Kentucky Derby outfits for him and her.
1890-1900 - Pinterest.com
1920 - https://evolutionoffashionky.wordpress.com/derbyfashionhistory
1940 - http://happydayvintage.blogspot.com/2011/05/fashion-friday-kentucky-derby.html
1960 & 1970 - http://getstylin.com/blog/fashion-traditions-kentucky-derby