The first fashionistas of royal races in Ascot against the sophisticated audience of Diana's Grand Prix. Pill hats with whimsical serpentine décor, bows and letters coquettishly pushed to the side, and Evardian basket hats, plates and flower beds - who will win? Definitely not the most stylish - attendees of both events, for the most part, weren't too eager to be role models. Not the craziest - many of the hippodrome guests on both sides of the English Channel would have outdone even the Mad Hatter. Even their laughter is not a judge: both opponents have plenty of self-irony and humor in the summer of 2015.
Take this London couple in striped Belle Epoque suits, for example. The gentleman is wearing straw borsalino, his companion is a variety of tyrolka, decorated with black and white flexible cords. They either have left the photograph of the beginning of the century, or are late for screen tests. The gray handbag, which the lady so anxiously presses to her, can equally be an ordinary clutch and a portal. The young Parisian woman on the left is definitely a revolutionary. Her cap, similar to a shower cap, during the years of the Reformation could revolutionize fashion and even bring the Bourbons back to the throne.
Of course, there are also quite elegant looks, both solo and couples. Not everyone sees Ascot and Diana's Grand Prix just as a way to appear in public in a frankly weird outfit. Wide-brimmed hats of complex shape, ribbons, flowers, fringe - all this goes well with the bohemian tendencies of summer and allows you to dress quite harmoniously, even elegantly.
But, we have to admit: this is not why they love racing. There are a thousand reasons to go out in the image of a true lady, and only one - as a pedestal for a flowerpot. Those who used it with pleasure for themselves can only be envied.