Canada’s oldest thoroughbred horse race appoints it’s first ever official milliner in David Dunkley of David Dunkley Fine Millinery. The announcement was made last June 14th by Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) ahead of the Queen’s Plate’s 154th consecutive edition this coming July 7th.
“Hats have always been a fashion statement for both men and women at the races,” said Ann Scott Director of Events & Sponsorships for WEG. “We expect the nearing Queen’s Plate to be no different. It’s our pleasure to name David the first ever official Milliner of the race.”
Dunkley, who has been trained by the Royal Milliner to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, will have his first collection for the Queen’s plate called “Wish” using ‘modern and bold shapes with the finest silks, crystals and feathers’.
Some of the milliner’s past creations have been seen at the Royal wedding, on racegoers in Kentucky and Ascot, as well as in the Fashion History Museum to which his Diamond Jubilee collection has been inducted.