Custom Hats & Fascinators

Christine A. Moore Millinery- DESIGNER BIO / Brief BACKGROUND
110 West 34th Street, Suite 1009 New York, NY 10001

Featured Milliner of Kentucky Derby 144™

Established in 1994, Christine A. Moore Millinery is based in New York City on 34th Street between the fashion and accessories districts. Although Christine designs a wide range of women’s and men’s hats, she is best known for her explosive racing styles for the Kentucky Derby, two of which are in the Kentucky Derby Museum. This past year she designed the Official Belmont Stakes 150th Anniversary Women’s and Men’s hat that were signed by Triple Crown Winner Justify (his hoof print) and Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, and in 2017 she designed the Official Arlington Million 35th Anniversary hat. In 2009, she partnered with Churchill Downs and Mattel to design the Official Barbie derby hat, and in that same year her hats were used in the official Kentucky Derby poster. She recently appeared in the 2018 Netflix film 7 Days Out, a behind the scenes look at the Kentucky Derby. She has designed Oaks and Derby hats for Kentucky’s former First Lady Jane K. Beshear and Preakness hats for former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and current Mayor Katherine Pugh. Christine has been on the TODAY Show six times live from Churchill Downs where NBC calls her “the milliner to the Triple Crown”. In March of 2018 she was named “Featured Milliner of Kentucky Derby 144™”, the first time this prestigious title has been awarded in the 144 year history of the Kentucky Derby. She is also the official milliner for Breeders’ Cup, America’s Best Racing, the Iroquois Steeplechase, the Jim McKay Maryland Million Day, featured designer at the Preakness Stakes, Keeneland, and the Florida Derby. Christine has worked with Longines helping to highlight fashion trends at many racing events across the country. She has worked with corporations providing lifestyle and racing fashion experiences for companies such as Under Armour, Woodford Reserve, Red Door Spa, Pivotal Payments, Bare Essentials, Navistar, Grey Goose, Black and Decker and CXI to name a few. Christine’s hats have graced many magazine covers including InStyle with Katy Perry, Vanity Fair with Jennifer Lopez, Sophisticated Living, SENSE Magazine, the Baltimore Sun, and was the first milliner to be showcased on the cover of Churchill Downs Magazine. In the fall of 2009 Christine was named the ‘official hat designer’ for the prestigious Naples Botanical Garden and has since partnered for prestigious events such as the Central Park Conservancy, the Trust for the National Mall and the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Christine’s hats have been showcased on many television shows including Nashville, The Carrie Diaries, Gossip Girl, and Horse Players. Christine’s hats are available at the finest boutiques throughout the country. Her other collections include the Blake Collection for men, casual collections for Summer, Beach, Fall, Winter, Resort and a Dessert Collection unveiled at “Taste of the World”, a Breeders’ Cup 2016 event at Warner Bros. Studios. Each hat in her collection has a drawstring in the grosgrain (hat band) to adjust for size and comfort. Each of her straw creations is hand dyed to the desired color, blocked on wooden forms, wired, lined and handmade trim applied adding a quality finishing touch to her designs. Christine A. Moore Millinery is known for their fine finishing work, attention to detail and customer relations. Her designs are light in weight giving a softer wearable feeling. Each hat is individually made with great care in NYC, USA.