Kentucky Derby® 135, on May 2, 2009, quickly
approaching, Churchill Downs, the legendary racetrack
that hosts the annual “Run for the Roses®,” and Mattel
teamed up to create the Kentucky Derby® Barbie® doll.
This year, Barbie®,
the ultimate fashion icon, showcases legendary Derby fashion with the launch of the Kentucky
doll, dressed in a playful floral sun dress, faux pearl
necklace and sassy spring sandals. True to Kentucky
Derby fashion, Barbie doll’s look is topped off with a
stylish, oversized white hat with blossoming flower
In addition to the Kentucky Derby® Barbie® doll,
Churchill Downs and Mattel gave Barbie® enthusiasts and
collectors a chance to own their very own life-sized
Kentucky Derby® BarbieTM replica hat.
Renowned milliner, Christine A. Moore, created 135
replica hats to commemorate the 135th
Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky® Derby Barbie®. The
first hat was auctioned off through the Clothes®
Off Our Back Foundation on Monday, April 20 for
to a man in Mays Landing,
Proceeds from the auction benefit
Off Our Back’s charities, including Feeding America
(formerly named America’s Second Harvest), The Art of
Hope North and H.E.L.P. Malawi.
The remaining 134 hats are available on a made-to-order
www.KentuckyDerbyParty.com to learn more about
Kentucky Derby 135 and for entertaining ideas to bring
the Derby home.