March 23, 2023. Louisville, KY. – The latest spring fashion and accessory trends are headed down the runway next week during the Dillard’s Spring Fashion Show. The Derby Festival annual style tradition for more than three decades is Thursday, March 30 at Caesars Southern Indiana. This year’s show is themed “Lights, Camera, Louisville,” and 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 is the new Title Sponsor of the 2023 show, and Christine Fellingham, Chief Branding & Innovation Officer for Today’s Woman Media, will once again style and produce the fashion extravaganza. Guests can expect a night of fun and 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 Your Amazing Boutique, Lulubelles, Magnolia & Fig, Mamili, Peplum Boutique, Sapphire on Spring Boutique and That Cute Little Shop.

All jewelry is courtesy of Royal Jewelers. 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 new Title Sponsor this year, Dillard’s will offer guests a fun photo opportunity and convenient access to shop the runway looks on Dillards.com (or check them out in person at Dillard’s and Dillard’s Men in Mall St. Matthews).

TICKETS: Balcony tickets ($65) are still available (includes hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets). 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, J Michael’s Spa & Salon, Millennium Events and Royal Jewelers. Supporting Sponsor is Heyman Talent. Media Sponsors include Today’s Woman and WHAS 11.

June 21 - June 21