Leading Irish Milliners launch Leopardstown’s Moët & Chandon Champion Hat Competition


Day One of Longines Irish Champions Weekend, Saturday September 9th

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Moet and Chandon Champion Hat

For the second year running, Leopardstown Racecourse will stage the Champion Hat Competition on day one of Longines Irish Champions Weekend - Saturday, September 9th- to celebrate the fast-rising art of millinery in Ireland. The Champion Hat Competition, once again sponsored by Moët & Chandon and run simultaneously with the Longines Prize for Elegance, will be judged solely on the hat or headpiece – inviting entrants to be as creative or as understated as they wish.    

 

Champion Stylist, Ingrid Hoey will be joined by top fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger Rosie Connolly to judge the Champion Hat Competition, selecting the most impressive headpiece of the day. Ingrid Hoey will also select the most elegantly dressed lady and gentleman as part of the Longines Prize for Elegance competition which offers stylish racegoers the chance to win part of the €25,000 luxury prize fund.

 

Thewinner of this innovative style competition will receive a luxurious weekend stay for two in the 5-star Dylan Hotel, Dublin along with a jeroboam of Moët & Chandon. A Krug Champagne dining experience at Wilde Restaurant, Dublin and a bottle of Moët & Chandon awaits the second place winner while third place will receive a three-course meal at the Dylan Hotel and a bottle of Moët & Chandon. Ladies in fourth and fifth place will also each receive a bottle of Moët & Chandon.

 

Leading Irish milliners Aoife Harrison, Jennifer Wrynne and Carol Kennelly toasted the launch of the Champion Hat competition at The Dylan Hotel, showcasing some of their stunning signature creations for the Champion Hat photocall.

 

Champion Stylist, Ingrid Hoey spoke of her excitement at being involved in this year’s Longines Irish Champions Weekend: “I am delighted to be working with Longines Irish Champions Weekend as Champion Stylist this year. Style should be an expression of your personality so I encourage people to be creative, individual and dress to impress from top to toe at Leopardstown and The Curragh this September!”

 

Robert Loughnane, Brand Development Manager at Moët Hennessy said: “Moët & Chandon are once again delighted to sponsor the Champion Hat competition and to continue our partnership with the premier racing and fashion event in Ireland – Longines Irish Champions Weekend.”

 

Pat Keogh, Chief Executive of Leopardstown Racecourse, also commented: “Fashion and style add to the theatre of Longines Irish Champions Weekend and we are delighted to host the second year of the Champion Hat with prestigious sponsors Moët & Chandon. It is very important for us to support indigenous Irish businesses like milliners who provide employment locally and raise the profile of the fashion industry domestically and abroad.”

 

Join the best in the world this September at the Longines Irish Champions Weekend on Saturday, 9th September at Leopardstown and Sunday, 10th September at The Curragh. Pre-register for the Longines Prize for Elegance and the Champion Hat Competition online at www.irishchampionsweekend.ie/.

 

HIGH RES PHOTOCALL IMAGERY CAN BE ACCESSED VIA THE FOLLOWING LINK: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jyyk4zmyo2zx4qd/AAAXg6DlfoLR5NMXDf5-xa4pa?dl=0 

 

Leading Irish milliners Aoife Harrison, Jennifer Wrynne and Carol Kennelly toasted the launch of the Champion Hat competition at The Dylan Hotel, showcasing some of their stunning signature creations for the Champion Hat photocall. 

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