Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter Dannielyn Birkhead has the formula for chic Kentucky Derby dressing figured out.
Dannielyn, whose mother died of a drug overdose in 2007, looked chic in a springlike yellow dress as she attended the 31st annual Barnstable Brown Kentucky Derby Eve Gala in Louisville, Ky., last night.
The 12-year-old’s dress had flowers emblazoned at the midriff, with a tiered high-low skirt and yellow ribbon detailing at the waist. For shoes, Dannielyn went with an age-appropriate, colorful choice: hot-pink sandals with a low block heel. The shoes had straps and a buckle closure around the ankle for stability and a very low heel for comfort.
The tween was accompanied by father Larry Birkhead, who had on a blue suit with shiny black and gray shoes. The Louisville native added a pop of color to his look with his accessories, selecting a purple paisley tie and a hot pink pocket square that perfectly matched his daughter’s sandals.
Other guests at the Barnstable Brown Gala — one of the most star-studded events held in advance of the Derby each year — included Jennifer Nettles, Lee Brice and Tom Brady. Smith and Birkhead met at the party in 2004.
The Derby itself kicks off tonight at Louisville’s Churchill Down at 6:50 p.m. ET. Those hoping to tune in from home can watch on NBC or the NBC Sports app.
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