Need fashion ideas for a Kentucky Derby party? Or just want to be immersed in the glamour of Derby Day for a few moments? Be inspired by Harper Bazaar’s wonderful photo gallery featuring 50 years worth of preppy, chic glamour. They’ve “compiled the best fashion photos from the races starting from the 1940s to today.”

Day at the Races: 50 Years of Hats & Horses around the Globe

Some of my favorites:

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Miranda Kerr at the BMW Caulfield Cup at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. 2009

Miranda’s dress is stunning and perfect for a number of occasions.

Rita Hayworth and her husband, Prince Aly Kahn, at the races. 1949
Rita Hayworth and her husband, Prince Aly Kahn, at the races. 1949

Rita, then a newlywed, is so pretty and her polka dot hat is precious.

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Elizabeth Taylor with husband Richard Burton at the Sandown Park race course in Surrey, England. 1963

Just wow. The white hat and the gloves are beyond glamorous.

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Very Derby Day meets rocker chic. No surprise coming from the supermodel daughter of a rock legend.

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Dita Von Teese, Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. 2011

I don’t think Ms. Von Teese leaves her home without thinking, “what can I wear that will have all eyes on me?” This color is fierce and she looks beautiful.

Click on the link up top to check out more looks from the Harper’s Bazaar gallery!

Here’s some other Derby Day looks to be inspired by:

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Kim Kardashian
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Marisa Miller

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Blair Waldorf

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Live in NYC?

Click here for a great compilation of NYC Derby Day parties from Gothamist Magazine.

It’s also Cinco de Mayo this weekend! Guest of a Guest’s guide includes parties and events for both! Click here

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