March 21, 2024. Louisville, KY. – The go-to event for spring and Derby fashion trends is headed down the runway next week at the Dillard’s Spring Fashion Show. The Derby Festival’s annual style tradition is Thursday, March 28 at Caesars Southern Indiana. This year’s show is themed “The Millinery Metaverse,” and spotlights fashion’s past, present and future in honor of celebrating the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby. The evening kicks off with boutique shopping and cocktails at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and the Fashion Show at 8 p.m.

Dillard’s returns for the second year as the Title Sponsor of the 2024 show. Christine Fellingham, Fashion Show Producer, will once again style and produce the fashion extravaganza. Guests can expect a night of fun with Derby season and spring-inspired style. This year’s Fashion Show will feature outfits and accessories from Dillard’s, a high-touch luxury fashion retailer and go-to local shopping destination for nearly 30 years. There will also be looks from several local boutiques, including Generation Tux, Him & Her Boutique, Mamili, The Lovely Fig, Sapphire on Spring Boutique, That Cute Little Shop and The Urban Market.

Hats are from The Hat Girls, the Derby Festival’s Official Hat Designer. Hair and make-up are provided by J Michael’s Spa & Salon. Some of the Festival’s Official Products will also be featured. Models are from Heyman Talent Agency.

As the Title Sponsor, Dillard’s will offer guests a luxury shopping experience, cosmetic touch-ups and a fun photo opportunity, and invite guests to shop the runway looks in person at Dillard’s at Mall St. Matthews.

TICKETS: Balcony tickets ($75) are still available (includes hors d’oeuvres, two drink tickets, swag bag, Event pin and a silent disco experience from Louisville Silent Disco). All tickets can be purchased online at KDF.org. (Must be 21 or older to attend).

First produced in 1990, the Kentucky Derby Festival Fashion Show was originally conceived as a venue for unveiling the new Board of Director’s uniform, the teal Pegasus jacket. It was so successful, the Board of Directors decided to make it a permanent addition to the Festival schedule. Thanks to the support of many retailers, the Spring Fashion Show has become THE fashion show for the season.

Contributing Sponsors of the Dillard’s Spring Fashion Show are Caesars Southern Indiana, Generation Tux, Him & Her Boutique, J Michael’s Spa & Salon and Millennium Events. Supporting Sponsor: Heyman Talent. Media Sponsors: Today’s Woman, WHAS 11 and 102.3 The Rose.


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