Railbird Runway

Whether at lavish Derby parties, casual infield get-togethers, or on elegant clubhouse promenades, celebrities and railbirds converge on Kentucky to see and be seen in their very best togs every May. As Irwin S. Cobb says, " Anything goes at the Derby!"
Railbird Runway showcases both artifacts from the permanent collection and loans from individual Derby trend-setters, providing key examples of the outlandish and forward-thinking ensembles which continue to define Kentucky's greatest cultural phenomenon. Explore the world of Derby fashion—from the tradition’s origins to its ever evolving trends of today--and discover why style has become one of the most recognizable parts of the Kentucky Derby experience.