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For Immediate Release: March 4, 2013

Christine Moore, Milliner to the Stars, Luncheon Speaker


HUNTSVILLE BOTANICAL GARDEN                                                                          March 4, 2013
Carol Casey
Director of Marketing
(256) 830-4447 ext. 290

For immediate release

An Affair of the Hat, Thursday, March 21, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at Huntsville Botanical Garden

Guests are invited to wear their lovely chapeaus, dine on a delicious catered lunch with friends, and hear Christine Moore, a renowned New York milliner, address “everything hat,” and see some of her beautiful creations.

Christine A. Moore, owner and designer of Christine A. Moore Millinery, has been creating hats professionally for nearly fifteen years. After studying costume design and fine arts in college, Christine worked as an assistant costume designer at the Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia. There she fell in love with the craft of millinery. At the close of that season, Christine already had her first job in the theatrical millinery business apprenticing Barbara Taylor. That was all it took for Christine to find her passion.

Christine A. Moore Millinery's timeless hats are now seen in boutiques, specialty, and gift stores throughout the country. Christine has been on the Today Show three times, Access Hollywood and the Martha Stewart Radio Show. She has been called the “Hat designer for the Triple Crown,” the “premier hat designer of the Kentucky Derby,” and most recently the “top hat designer for the Breeders’ Cup!” Her hats have been featured in many fashion magazines including recent covers of InStyle with Katy Perry and Vogue with Jennifer Lopez. Christine’s hats can be seen regularly on the television show Gossip Girls.

Christine was named the top hat designer for the Breeders’ Cup in September 2012. Christine’s celebrity following includes Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Diane Keaton and many more. You might have also seen her on the Today show with Al Roker or at the Kentucky Derby fitting the perfect hat on Mary J. Blige.

In general, hats are trending upward, but for racing they are going through the roof. And with great high fashion comes fabulous celebrities.

Gus Mayer, out of Birmingham, will bring some of Christine's beautiful hats, which will be modeled at the event by local women whose hair and make-up will have been done by deLoain New York out of Decatur.

Tickets for the nearly sold-out event are $60 and may be obtained by calling 256-830-4447 or visiting www.hsvbg.org.

Huntsville Botanical Garden is open year-round and features the nation’s largest open-air butterfly house, a picture-perfect aquatic garden, spectacular nature trails, numerous specialty gardens - including an interactive children’s garden - and a variety of plant collections. This beautiful 112-acre Garden is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization run by a small number of employees and over 2000 active volunteers.  With five distinct festivals each year - Dog Days of Winter, Spring Festival of Flowers, Summer Butterfly House, Fall Scarecrow Trail and Holiday Galaxy of Lights - you’ll soon see why we say There’s Always Something Growing On at Huntsville Botanical Garden!

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