Fashion trio supports Epsom Derby FestivalBy Rebecca Younger
May 17, 2012
THREE top names in the fashion world have joined forces in their support of this year's Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Downs Racecourse.
Model and writer Laura Bailey, who is often seen gracing the front row of fashion shows around the world, has been announced as the official face of the festival, which takes place on Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2.
“It is such an honour to be the face of the Investec Derby in the Diamond Jubilee year, the perfect excuse to find a special hat and dress," she said. "What could be more enjoyable than a day at the races on a summer’s afternoon and maybe a flutter if I'm feeling lucky? A quintessential British day out!”
As the official milliner of the festival, esteemed designer Philip Treacy, whose creations are favoured by fashion icons the world over including The Duchess of Cambridge, Madonna, Sarah-Jessica Parker and Lady Gaga, will make a unique hat for Bailey to wear on Ladies Day (June 1).
“Horseracing, fashion and beautiful hats go hand in hand and creating a hat for Laura Bailey to wear to the Investec Derby is a fantastic opportunity," he said. "The event is a traditional British day out, with stunning millinery on display. This year more than ever, the spotlight is going to be on the Derby and I am thrilled to be involved.”
The third fashion icon to be involved in the event is jeweller to the stars, Theo Fennell, whose designs have been worn by celebrities including Kate Beckinsale and Elton John. He has created an exclusive diamond necklace inspired by the Investec Derby’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
He said: "It has been great fun to design a piece of jewellery to celebrate the Sport of Kings with the Diamond Jubilee of a great Queen. I hope that the result, with the sixty diamonds in each piece and the nod to both tradition and modernity, succeeds royally."
For further information or to book tickets visit call Epsom Downs Racecourse on 0844 579 300 or visit www.epsomdowns.co.uk.