“There’s been a lot of faux competition going on between all the girls, like when you’re at school and everyone tries to convince the others they’ve done no revision,” said Edie Campbell, who galloped to victory in the charity Ladies’ Race at the Goodwood estate in Sussex, England last weekend. “But I think people were pretty well prepared.”
Campbell, who was decked in red-and-white polka-dot racing silks designed by Jasmine Guinness, competed against fellow jockeys including Tatler’s new editor Kate Reardon, who wore Hermès; Emma Spencer, dressed in Pearl Lowe; and Clare Milford Haven, whose silks were designed by Issa.
Spectators Selina Blow and Jade Williams opted for more eccentric fare: Blow wore a trouser ensemble with crocodile boots and a fuchsia pink brushed silk frock coat. And there was no doubt about who made her wide-brimmed straw hat. “Well it’s Philip, of course, who else?” she said, referring to milliner Philip Treacy.
Courtney Love was also there, dressed in Miu Miu, and Alice Hawkins was decked in acid green Erdem.
Williams, who’s also know as Sunday Girl — the multitasking DJ, model and singer — wore a Mulberry shorts suit with high-heeled loafers, although she admitted she’d made the wrong choice on the sticky day. “Wool probably wasn’t the best option on a day as hot as today,” she said.