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Hats on for the races

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Women wear colorful hats like these, on display at The Hat Shop in SoHo, to Triple Crown races and to Saratoga, in upstate New York. (Elizabeth McGarr)

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Linda Pagan, who owns The Hat Shop in SoHo, designed this hat for a woman attending the 2007 Kentucky Derby. (Elizabeth McGarr)

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Ashanti with Anne Sawyer, who designed the singer's hat, at the 2006 Kentucky Derby. (Trevor Booker)

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Christine Moore, who owns Christine A. Moore Millinery in New York City, models one of the hats she designed. (Elizabeth McGarr)

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Crystal Little, who works at Christine A. Moore Millinery, measures fabric she will use to trim a hat. (Elizabeth McGarr)

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The pageantry of the Kentucky Derby is mainly about what's on a lady's head--especially with the queen coming to town.


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