135th Annual Kentucky Derby: Fast Horses & Crazy Hats

Lisa Timmons | May 3, 2009 - 9:29 am

Ah, the Kentucky Derby. I could care less about horse racing. It’s the celebrities in their enormous decorated hats that have captured my imagination. Of course, everyone’s supposed to look ridiculous, but my personal favorite is reality TV star Bethenny Frankel. The hat itself is the most mundane part with her wearing a strange pantsuit, a lollipop in one hand and a smile.

Brooke Shields wore a fetching, white dress with a plunging neck line and a what looks like a layer of blue cake atop her head. Effing fabulous. Of course, there had to be a representative from Team Kardashian in the house with Kim Kardashian and her mom Kris Jenner dressed in complementary black-and-white mother-and-daughter ensembles.

But the best is always seeing Larry Birkhead. He met Anna Nicole Smith at this event so many years ago and damned if he isn’t determine to find someone new to impregnate.

Gallery Info: Kim Kardashian, Valerie Bertinelli, Larry Birkhead, Lynn Whitfield, Eli Manning, Andy Samberg, Josh Meyers, Seth Meyers, Guy Fieri, Aretha Franklin, LeAnn Rimes, Bobby Flay, Stephanie March, Eva Marcille, Lance Goss, Gabrielle Union, Joey Fatone, Mekhi Phifer, Brooke Shields, Bethenny Frankel, Kris Jenner, Kid Rock and Nick Lachey at the 135th Annual Kentucky Derby.