The 2013 Kentucky Derby took place this weekend and you know what that means:
horses with insane, self-indulgent names B- to C+ Listers in silly hats. We got lucky this go-round and spotted a few solid attendees–Coco Rocha, Krysten Ritter–but expect bad tans, absurd costumes and Kid Rock ahead.
Angela Bassett looked nice!
Coco Rocha looked awesome! As is her wont. She struck a deft balance between having good taste and committing to a legendarily absurd fashion event. Controlled costume-y?
Armie Hammer brought date Elizabeth Chambers and consensus around the office is that’s a little too close to a rice paddy hat for our liking.
Kid Rock. *Shudder*
Lauren Conrad with a solid showing! Yes, we are extremely sick of beige platform pumps in shiny patent leather, but her dress is cute and she showed a lot of restraint overall.
Speaking of restraint, Priscilla Barnstable and Patricia Barnstable.
Taylor Dane. This is all we can do.
Christian Siriano wore an orange blazer.
No clue who this is but LOOK AT THAT TAN.
Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen were on-theme.
As was Joey Fatone.
Oh man, who doesn’t hate matching couples outfits (besides Justin and Britney?).
Not only that, but Jennifer Belcher and Eddie Montgomery look styled by Guy Fieri. Look at those boots!
Kate Pierson was in The B-52s and can wear all the loud, clashing colors she wants.
We are not fond of Miranda Lambert‘s dress, but she should consider wearing more powdery blues and lavenders.
Miss Kentucky 2013 Whittney Allen came dressed as a beauty queen.
Since this was pretty hit or miss, let’s all end on a really wonderful note, shall we? Smokey Robinson (alongside Frances Robinson in Valentino pumps) dropped by and do you know about the time Smokey Robinson was on Sesame Street?
Drop what you’re doing:
(All photos via Getty)