Festival of silly hats
Posted June 25, 2008 8:18 a.m. EDT
Ladies' Day at the Royal Ascot race meeting apparently is a big deal in the U.K. According to the New York Times:
The Royal Ascot meeting is undoubtedly one of the racing and social highlights of the British summer. The first recorded reference to Ladies Day, a day the focus switches from racing to fashion, was in 1823.
It's also a big showcase for silly hats. Here's a The New York Times slideshow of some of the best hats.