Jenny Pfanenstiel, Master Milliner
Here at Formé Millinery, we hand block and sculpt our hats using the highest quality and rare materials found all over the world for all seasons and occasions. The collections below will give you an idea of the types of handmade hats we have created for the Derby, weddings, gala's, the theatre, travel, and everyday use. Every detail is essential to creating the perfect hat for our clients.
Our current collection that we have available for purchase can be seen under the SHOP tab. If you are looking for a custom fascinator, or hat in a specific size, shape, or color, we do fill custom orders for all genders. Please note, custom orders can take up to 4 weeks to complete.
If you are in the Louisville area, please stop by the Formé Millinery Hat Shop, meet Master Milliner Jenny Pfanenstiel and have a custom hat created.
We look forward to providing you with the perfect hat.
American Airlines In-Flight Magazine - April 2021
"OMG—this hat is phenomenal! I can’t thank you enough for the record turn around time and the impeccable quality of the hat. It is absolutely perfect and completes the look sooo well! Your interpretation of my attire, the event, and our brand is completely translated in this magnificent piece. Thank you again and have an amazing weekend! Of course we will take pictures and share."
"I wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful fascinator you made for me for the Oaks. You nailed it and I got so many compliments. My absolute favorite part was the addition of my grand-mother's jewelry. It was such a treat for me and I am so very thankful."
"The best hats around...hands down! I have 2 Formé winter hats, two Formé Black Label hats, 5 Formé fascinators, and 2 Formé headbands! I love them all!!"
"I just arrived home after a 3 week trip to find my gorgeous hat waiting for me. I really love it! Now to find a dress to do it justice :). Thank you so much! I can't wait for the Derby Day :)"
"The Hat was an absolute sensation at the party I went to on Sunday. Everyone was coming up and complimenting it – both people I knew and people I didn’t know. I can safely say that it’s now one of my favorite hats, both the crafting and the color. Thank you so much."
"I purchased your hat at Arlington Million. At 67 years old I have been invisible for a number of years. That hat was like magic. Men stopped and turned to look at me. They opened doors for me. I had at least 20 men and women tell me they loved my hat. We went to a restaurant after the race and the owner came to our table and said "you make my restaurant look good". It was a wonderful day. I got so much attention and had more fun, all because of your hat."
"Found just what we needed. The hats were beautiful and the service was excellent."
"Omygosh Jenny, it is beauuuutiful! I love it!! It is perfect--better even than I had hoped. I can't wait to debut it in public. Thankyouthankyouthankyou for making my haute couture dreams come true!"
"Hand crafted hats. Owner of business makes the hats herself. She uses the traditional wooden forms. True craft and artistry. Meeting the owner and seeing her shop really gave me an appreciation for these hats and fascinators."
"What a treasure! Each handmade hat is unique. I like to see the hats around town during Derby, these are the Best. I am in awe. Thank you for being here, Jenny."
"Very friendly staff and absolutely beautiful handmade hats. Every piece is truly a work of art."
"I received my hat today and I love it! The color is perfect and the form is just my style. I'm so glad I learned about you from The Drake's afternoon tea."
"I LOVE my hats!"
"My daughter has already worn her hat several times and LOVES it!!! It's adorable and we can't thank you enough!!!"
"Oh my goodness - you nailed it!! My staff all gathered around when we opened the box and we had Sister Lucy in our minds. Then I pulled the hat out and everyone ewed and awed quite loudly!! It looks so much like her - perfect PERFECT! she is going to love it. I'll send pics. Thank you Jenny so much...."
"Thank you for making my first derby an incredible experience!!"
"I just came back to MO and opened my hat box. It is just beautiful. I absolutely adore it. I haven't smiled much in the past few weeks with my Mom. I can't tell you how happy this hat makes me.... Thank you so much, I have a feeling I may NEED more in the future! ;)"
"Thank you SO much for the excellent customer service and such a fast turnaround time. We really appreciate it."
"Thank you so much. I love the hat!"
"Your hats have arrived and we love them!! Splendid and happy!"
Jenny Pfanenstiel named Featured Milliner
of the 149th Kentucky Derby ®