larry dannielynn birkhead 2015 kentucky derby getty 2015 Kentucky Derby best hats: Anna Nicole Smith's daughter Dannielynn Birkhead always on pointIt’s that time of year again — time to ogle the spring finery at the Kentucky Derby. Oh, and there’s a horse race later.

Above, Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter Dannielynn Birkhead (with father Larry) looks adorable — but she’s a staple of the Derby and always looks on point.

NBC commentators and figure skaters Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir (below)
steal the show in their hats, particularly Weir with his mane of roses.
Lipinski, however, is also looking beautiful, with her Greek goddess
hair and feathers.

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Below, Star Jones (left) and Alicia Quarles (right) are sporting two very different — but very excellent — looks with their hats and matching dresses.

star jones alicia quarles kentucky derby getty 2015 Kentucky Derby best hats: Anna Nicole Smith's daughter Dannielynn Birkhead always on pointErin Bethea and Emily West (below, outside) have both gone the white route, while Joey Fatone shows that it’s not just the women who get to dress up for the Derby. We aren’t sure about that jacket, but props to Fatone for thinking outside the box.

joey fatone emily west erin bethea kentucky derby getty 2015 Kentucky Derby best hats: Anna Nicole Smith's daughter Dannielynn Birkhead always on pointLikewise, professional poker player Robert Williamson III and his wife Cate are dressed to the nines.

robert williamson cate kentucky derby getty 2015 Kentucky Derby best hats: Anna Nicole Smith's daughter Dannielynn Birkhead always on pointAnd Miss Kentucky USA Katie George (right) and Miss Kentucky Teen USA Caroline Ford (left) are sporting some gorgeous bright colors. Thumbs up to the beauty queens.

miss kentucky teen kentucky derby getty 2015 Kentucky Derby best hats: Anna Nicole Smith's daughter Dannielynn Birkhead always on point“Breaking Bad” star Dean Norris and wife Bridget are rocking some throwback looks — dig the pink tie, Dean.

dean norris wife bridget 2015 kentucky derby getty 2015 Kentucky Derby best hats: Anna Nicole Smith's daughter Dannielynn Birkhead always on pointModel Lindsay Ellingson is looking very ’40s this fine day. The big hats are great, but it’s nice to see someone change it up a bit.

lindsay ellingson kentucky derby 2015 2015 Kentucky Derby best hats: Anna Nicole Smith's daughter Dannielynn Birkhead always on pointNFL player Frostee Rucker isn’t afraid to rock the purple — and his wife Danielle doesn’t look too shabby either.

frostee rucker danielle kentucky derby 2015 getty 2015 Kentucky Derby best hats: Anna Nicole Smith's daughter Dannielynn Birkhead always on pointNick and Vanessa Lachey look spiffy, though maybe they should have taken a cue from Frostee and Dean and put a little color in their outfits. It isn’t a funeral, guys!

nick vanessa lachey 2015 kentucky derby getty 2015 Kentucky Derby best hats: Anna Nicole Smith's daughter Dannielynn Birkhead always on pointHank Baskett and Kendra Wilkinson are reunited and it feels so good, especially if there are mint juleps to drink.

hank baskett kendra wilkinson 2015 kentucky derby getty 2015 Kentucky Derby best hats: Anna Nicole Smith's daughter Dannielynn Birkhead always on pointFinally, here are some of the best civilian hats, though that one in the middle is downright terrifying.

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Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."