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Kentucky Derby 2011: All the celebrity fashion!

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Kentucky Derby: Hats, hats, hats!

Celebrities turned out in droves for the 2011 Kentucky Derby. Did anyone rock a huge hat?

Animal Kingdom might have stunned fans with his Kentucky Derby 2011 win, but we're more interested in the over-the-top celebrity fashion that rings in each year's Kentucky Derby race at Churchill Downs.

Luckily, the celebrities didn't disappoint this year! Everyone from Vanessa Minnillo to Erin Andrews was decked out in their creative hats to sip Mint Juleps and cheer on their favorite horses.

Check out our favorite celebrity looks from the 2011 Kentucky Derby.

Jennifer Tilly

Actress Jennifer Tilly would have fit in well with the royal wedding with her feather-adorned hat. She's always been a smidge eccentric, so this hat fits her personality perfectly!

Kentucky Derby: Hats, hats, hats!

Erin Andrews

Sports reporter and former Dancing with the Stars contestant Erin Andrews looked gorgeous in her Kentucky Derby hat.

Kentucky Derby: Hats, hats, hats!

Aubrey O'Day

Former Danity Kane singer and reality star Aubrey O'Day wore a hat as large as her personality at Churchill Downs. We love it!

Kentucky Derby: Hats, hats, hats!

Check out more on our favorite hat styles!>>>

Kate Gosselin

We'll admit it: We're not the biggest Kate Gosselin fans in the world. However, we're loving the Kate Plus 8 star's lampshade-esque hat. Who knew she could have fun? Not us!

Kentucky Derby: Hats, hats, hats!

Ian Somerhalder

Lost and Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder did his best to outshine the ladies with his Kentucky Derby hat. Ok, it's a pretty plain hat -- we just put him here to have an excuse to stare at his baby blues.

Kentucky Derby: Hats, hats, hats!

Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey

Engaged celebs Vanessa Manillo and Nick Lachey ring in the horse race in style.

Kentucky Derby: Hats, hats, hats!

Jordin Sparks

Newly-svelte singer Jordin Sparks kept her hat a big demure for the big race. However, her vocals during the National Anthem at Churchill Downs were anything but demure!

Kentucky Derby: Hats, hats, hats!

Maria Menounos

Entertainment journalist Maria Menounos rocks a fun hat and outfit for the Derby. Apparently she had the outfit ready for the royal wedding, but her invite got lost in the mail!

Kentucky Derby: Hats, hats, hats!

Which celeb's Kentucky Derby outfit is your fave?

Images: C. Smith/WENN

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