By Kirby Adams – Reporter, Louisville Courier Journal
February 21, 2024
A master milliner of couture hats who is also a five-time featured milliner of the Kentucky Derby has stepped up to save the day for thousands of local race fans.
Jenny Pfanenstiel could almost hear an audible gasp spread through the Louisville community in August 2023 when Dee’s, a popular destination for DIY hat makers and designers announced it was permanently closing after 52 years in the hat, craft, and decor business.
With the 150th Kentucky Derby coming up on May 4, Louisville customers were frantic about where they would find their hat-making supplies or work with an affordable hat maker to create their Kentucky Derby hat or fascinator.