And the winner is: Designs By Rebecca

Derby Museum picks the 'it' hats for exhibit

-Kirby Adams

The Kentucky Derby

Derby Museum picks the 'it' hats for exhibit

A rhinestone and pink feather Mohawk headpiece

From Florida Milliner Rebecca Bergmann  Owner Of

Designs By Rebecca worn to the 2017 Kentucky Oaks has won both The Judges’ Choice and Employees’ Choice awards,

"For The Second Year In A Row" in the

Kentucky Derby Museum's annual "It's My Derby" contest.

"Our judges agreed that this hat is both fun and funky, plus it's a good shout out to the community involvement with the Survivors Parade, which has become an important tradition Derby weekend," said Brittany Gorter, director of marketing and communications at the Kentucky Derby Museum.

The annual hat contest is held each year immediately following Derby weekend.

This year, 41 Oaks & Derby hats were entered from all over the United States for a chance to win a coveted spot in the Kentucky Derby Museum's gallery.

On display at the Derby Museum, June 5, 2017.

This year's Judges' Choice & Employees' Choice winner

was worn by April Hendry, a Florida resident who visited

Churchill Downs Derby weekend. She purchased her unique headpiece from Florida milliner Rebecca Bergmann's

"Couture Punk" collection for $1,200.

"I worked closely with my client April as I do all my clients who desire a custom hat or fascinator. "I am thrilled the judges like it as much as I do as a lot of work went into my creation for April"

said Milliner Rebecca Bergmann.

See more of her one-of-a-kind hats or Polo Hats at 

 www.DesignsByRebecca.com

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