On March 30, fashion enthusiasts will gather at Horseshoe Southern Indiana for one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the season: the Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show. Showcasing the hottest looks of spring, this event is one of the crown jewels of the KDF, and to learn a little bit more, we chatted with Derby Festival Spokesperson Aimee Boyd.
What is the Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show?
Now in its 28th year, the Derby Festival Fashion Show has become the premier fashion event in Kentuckiana every spring, showcasing the season’s hottest new trends on the runway.
What can guests expect at the event?
This year’s fashion show will feature outfits and accessories from Macy’s as well as more than a dozen local boutiques and other retailers. Some of the Festival’s official products will also be featured, and the official 2017 Derby Festival merchandise will be on sale at the event. At the show, guests will also be treated to a red carpet photo opportunity by Macy’s.
Why is the event important for KDF and the greater community?
As one of the first events held by the Kentucky Derby Festival every year, it helps build excitement leading up to the annual springtime civic celebration and provides the Festival an opportunity to expand its programming and economic impact outside of Metro Louisville. This will be the 10th year for the event to be held across the Ohio River at Horseshoe Southern Indiana – a gracious host and partner of the sold-out event.
Any exciting looks or moments attendees can anticipate?
The theme is Metamorphosis: Spring Style Transformations. Christine Fellingham, creative consultant, is returning this year to produce the runway show. You don’t want to miss any of the looks she’s put together! There will be some special moments throughout the show, but we can’t share the details. You’ll just have to wait until show time!
How has the event grown over the years?
First produced in 1990, the Kentucky Derby Festival Fashion Show was originally conceived as a venue for unveiling the new Board of Director’s uniform, the teal Pegasus jacket. It was so successful that the Board of Directors decided to make it a permanent addition to the Festival schedule. Thanks to the support of many retailers, the Spring Fashion Show has become THE fashion show for the spring. Macy’s has been a sponsor since 2012 so this is their 5th year as title sponsor and we are so grateful for that.
Is it too late to get tickets?
There are still tickets available in the Lounge area (general admission seating in second-floor lounge area) for $35. Purchase online at kdf.org. VT
Kentucky Derby Festival
Spring Fashion Show Presented by Macy’s
Horseshoe Southern Indiana
$35, lounge area