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Women take pride in their hats at Kentucky Derby

Updated: April 30, 2010, 11:44 AM ET
By Nina Mandell

As fans gather at Churchill Downs for Saturday's Kentucky Derby, all of paparazzi's eyes will be on something else: ladies' hats.

The tradition of bright colors at the Derby dates to the 19th century. But the crazy hats didn't come along until Millionaire's Row opened in the 1950s. It's then, that high society women felt comfortable wearing the big hats -- which were originally a sign of wealth. Like most trends, it slowly trickled down to the masses.

Christine Moore, ...

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