The Queen’s Plate’s Midtown milliner

This is David Dunkley's fifth year as the official milliner of the Queen's Plate


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Kristina Laukkanen

When it comes to the Queen’s Plate, Canada’s oldest thoroughbred horse race, a hat is your most important accessory. So we spoke to the event’s official milliner, David Dunkley, to find out how to step up our hat game before the festivities kick off on July 1 at Woodbine Racetrack. “The colour blue in all shades is trending and of course red and white for Canada Day weekend,” he says. Dunkley is also working on custom hats for Melissa Grelo, Lainey Lui and the rest of the women of CTV’s The Social, to sport at the event. After the races head to the Hats and Horseshoes arena, where Dunkley will have a pop-up shop, to strut your stuff on the red carpet at the Hats and Horseshoes Party on July 2. The top prize for most fashionable is a $1,000 Vaughan Mills gift card. 

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Nikki Gill is the managing editor at Post City Magazines. When she's away from her desk, you can either find her sipping on delicious teas or trotting the globe. Follow her adventures on Twitter @nikkjit.

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