of Christine A. Moore Millinery
of Formé Millinery Co.
of Simply Laura Millinery
The Hat Doctor
Christine A. Moore hails from the fashion capitol of the country, New York City, but she is no stranger to Kentucky. She has been a Featured Milliner for the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve for many years and now joins the Kentucky Derby Museum’s Featured Milliner group as well. Previously, Moore has been recognized as the official milliner for the Breeders’ Cup, the Iroquois Steeplechase and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, as well as featured designer at the Preakness Stakes, Keeneland, and the Florida Derby. Her uniquely-crafted designs have been worn by countless celebrities and media personalities including Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Jewel, Al Roker and Deborah Roberts.
Master Milliner and owner of Louisville-based Formé Millinery Jenny Pfanenstiel will return as a Featured Milliner for the Kentucky Derby Museum. Pfanenstiel’s one-of-a-kind pieces have been worn by some of the world’s most fashionable people including Former First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Madonna just to name a few. Her work incorporates traditional millinery techniques and she is known for her unique practice of sculpting hats on a braid machine from the 1800s. Pfanenstiel is also a Featured Milliner for the 147th Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.
Louisville-native Laura Moser’s designs are uniquely crafted to each individual wearer. She prides herself on the impeccable craftsmanship she learned while studying under renowned milliners Tracy Chaplin in France, Louise McDonald, Alison Clark and Carole Maher in Australia, as well as Vlad Straticiuc from Spain. Moser’s work has been featured on the cover of Today’s Woman Magazine, The Voice Tribune, and Tatler magazine in London.
The Hat Doctor is more than just a fun name for a millinery business. Ilana Kogan, owner and sole milliner, is also a full-time radiologist! Kogan is originally from New York City and moved to Kentucky in 2005 to attend the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Her business began when she started creating Derby hats for her medical school classmates by reconstructing and embellishing hats on students’ budgets. Now, years later, her handmade, one-of-a-kind designs showcase her love for creative silhouettes and delicately embroidered details. The Hat Doctor designs have been featured in The Voice of Louisville, Tops Magazine, Today’s Woman, Elizabethtown Lifestyle and Garden & Gun Magazines.