Hats took the fashion headlines on the first day of Royal Ascot race meeting June 16 - and Visnews was there to film some of the latest and more sensational styles.
GIRL WITH BROAD-BRIMMED HAT:
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Background: Hats took the fashion headlines on the first day of Royal Ascot race meeting June 16 - and Visnews was there to film some of the latest and more sensational styles.
Fashion winner was undoubtedly the large wide-brimmed mob cap worm by designer Dawn Offenbach. Her "wedding-cake" hat matched a white frilled apron dress.
Brilliant sunshine provided a perfect setting for picture hats, pom-poms, flower-pot hats, exotic straws, "coolie" shaped hats, and head hugging lace mob caps.
The Queen surprised the Ascot fashion-world by wearing last year's outfit - a yellow lace dress with a big-brimmed straw hat.
Fashion experts called it the "best-dressed" Ascot parade in years.
SYNOPSIS: Royal Ascot -- race meeting and fashion parade. With eyes not only on horses -- all kinds of horses -- but on everything that goes to make this one of the world's best-dressed outdoor events.
And with blue skies and summer breezes it was a day to go to anyone's head.
Hats spectacular or hats simple -- they all contributed to the gaiety that's so much a part of the Ascot scene.