The "most exciting two minutes in sports" wouldn't be what they are without the flashy, extravagant hats. Donning fancy headpieces has been a Kentucky Derby tradition for decades and became even more popular after the royal wedding in 2011.
So when I found out last-minute that I'd be attending the iconic horse race on Saturday, I knew I needed something elaborate to fit in.
As I am a Derby and a headpiece rookie, I headed to a millinery in Downtown Manhattan, to consult an expert: Lisa Shaub. She's been making hats for 30 years and has even worked with celebs like Taylor Swift and Britney Spears.