Derby style was in full force with a mix of vintage pieces, designer fashions and colorful one-of-a-kind accessories.
Alissa Gallagher of Washington, D.C., chose blues and greens for her ensemble.
"I just kept coming back to the peacock," she said of the cloche-style teal hat accented with peacock feathers. Her classic-style strapless J. Crew dress and open-toe wedges were paired with an oversized woven straw clutch.
Gallagher persuaded her husband, Todd, to wear a pair of vibrant teal-colored Cole Haan wingtips.
All it took was "a little pep talk," she said.
Kathy Donovan of Kansas City discovered her vintage hat at a shop there.
"I feel like I'm wearing an antique," she said.
Tiny cream-colored silk hydrangea blooms covered the emerald-green top and brim. The shop's proprietor had told her that the headpiece was from a 1960s collection of former Derby hats.
Jesse Hughes, an accountant from Evans, Ga., wore a black-and-white pinstripe suit.
"I wear a suit every day, 24-7, since I was 14," he said. "I love suits."
His necktie featured color photo images of his son, Desmond, who died in an auto accident last year. His horseshoe-shaped gold lapel pin was a gift from the owner of the spot where he has parked for Derby for the past 15 years.