A hat that required its own transport, a jacket which weighed as much as a bag of potatoes and had more ostrich feathers per pound than the set of Hey, Hey, It’s SaturdayThis Derby Day was full of theatrics as the Birdcage’s beautiful people returned to photographic prominence after a 2-year hiatus.
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Although there was speculation that Thor, actor Chris Hemsworth might make an appearance at the event, it turned out to have been one of many Birdcage urban legends. Still, representing the Hemsworth clan at the Lexus marquee was Chris’ wife, actress and beauty entrepreneur Elsa Pataky, who was decked in a strapless Dior dress that flowed into a sheer skirt and Bulgari jewels.
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Spanish-born Pataky claimed that she worked with Dior in order to make the look appropriate for race. “It normally has high briefs [underneath] so I had to put something else under it. I saw the Dior hat, and it just came out, and it’s very Spanish. It really transformed the outfit. It gave it Spanish vibes and wanted to pay tribute to my home country.”
Speaking of jewels: Nicole Trunfio, model, arrived with her security detail to ensure no one came too near the hundreds of thousands diamonds, Cerrone and Anton Jewellery, that were around her neck and on both her gloved fingers.
Trunfio’s look, the first of five planned across the week, was the “most classic”The whole lot will be at a crescendo when she is scheduled for a performance in a piece that was once owned by Elizabeth Taylor, a Hollywood icon.
Joan Collins was the one who died, but it was Joan Collins during the DynastyTrunfio’s all-black look included a strapless dress by Sportmax, and millinery by Ann Shoebridge. Trunfio has been a popular figure for years.
“The races is the one place you can truly become a character … and a hat really adds an element of drama to every outfit,”She said.
Ashley Hart and Jess Hart had no drama, despite their claims that they once fought over socks and T shirts as kids. “I used to wait up until 3am to see if it was my T-shirt she borrowed,”Ashley spoke highly of her older sibling.