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.
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!
Sports reporter and former Dancing with the Stars contestant Erin Andrews looked gorgeous in her Kentucky Derby hat.
Former Danity Kane singer and reality star Aubrey O'Day wore a hat as large as her personality at Churchill Downs. We love it!
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!
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.
Engaged celebs Vanessa Manillo and Nick Lachey ring in the horse race in style.
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!
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!
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