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Magnificent millinery and fabulous fashion abound at one of Devon’s most popular traditions-the Devon Hat Contest!

Magnificent millinery and fabulous fashion abound at one of Devon’s most popular traditions-the Devon Hat Contest!

Here ye! Here ye! Calling all marvelous Main Line ladies with a love of magnificent millinery! It’s time for the highly anticipated Devon Hat Contest.

Starting at 10am and sponsored by Cartier, the Hat Contest will welcome back celebrity emcee Carson Kressley. It’s part of the annual Ladies Day at Devon celebrations. This year’s fun and fabulous categories: “Mad Hatter”, for those who like to get a little wild and wacky in their choice of headwear; “Magnificent Milliners”, reserved for those in the trade; and “Most Lilly”, for the gal sporting her best Lilly Pulitzer look head to toe.

The event begins with registration at the Pavilion at 10 a.m, followed by a stroll along the promenade route passing the judges. This year’s judges are: Carson Kressley, Your OWN Show and long-time competitor; Lillian Vasquez, The Nate Berkus Show; Carmelita Martell, Carmelita Couture; John Wind, Maximal Art; Caroline O’Halloran; Brenda Waites Boling, Milliner Shops at the Plaza; Ginder Frisia Darcy, and Lisa DiCaprio and Darci Henry of Malvern’s Kiss and Makeup boutique.

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In addition as part of Ladies Day, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., the first 100 “Lilly’s” will be entertained by a Fashion Show in the Pavilion sponsored by Lilly Pulitzer!

Devon Hat Contest 2011

When: Wednesday, June 1st 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where: The Gazebo at the Devon Horse Show

Sponsor: Cartier

Emcee: Carson Kressley of ‘Queer Eye for a Straight Guy’ fame

Where to Shop: Ladies looking for a hat to sport at the contest can find plenty to choose from at Devon’s popular Hats by Katie booth.

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