Last Saturday was the annual Iroquois Steeplechase horse racing event here in Nashville.   Besides its merits as a top ranked sporting event, it is truly a pageant of fantastic head gear.  Princess Beatrice might even get lost in this crowd. (By the way you can bid on her Philip Treacy number on ebay by clicking here!)

There was a day when your wardrobe ensemble was considered incomplete without a hat to “finish”.  Better hair products and of course the advent of the blow dryer made ladies “natural” crowns too pretty to cover up.  Artist Hong Chun Zhang uses her own special brush to create these large scale works.