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Kentucky Derby fashion goes over the top at Mo's for Holly Rose Ribbon benefit bash

Kentucky Derby fashion goes over the top at Mo's for Holly Rose Ribbon

Kentucky Derby party at Mo's May 2013 Riyad Abu-Taha, Lori Gralapp Vismara, Bob Boudreaux
Riyad Abu-Taha, left, Lori Gralapp Vismara and Bob Boudreaux at the Kentucky Derby event at Mo's. Photo by © Herb Hochman
Kentucky Derby party at Mo's May 2013 Carolyn St. Clair, Cindi Rose, Issa Chou
Carolyn St. Clair, from left, Cindi Rose and Issa Chou at the Kentucky Derby event at Mo's. Photo by © Herb Hochman
Kentucky Derby party at Mo's May 2013 April Zubizarreta
April Zubizarreta at the Kentucky Derby event at Mo's. Photo by © Herb Hochman
Kentucky Derby party at Mo's May 2013 Vika Nemeth, Nyanza Moore
Vika Nemeth, left, and Nyanza Moore at the Kentucky Derby event at Mo's. Photo by © Herb Hochman
Kentucky Derby party at Mo's May 2013 Johnny V Vassallo
Johnny "V"  Vassallo at the Kentucky Derby event at Mo's. Photo by © Herb Hochman
Kentucky Derby party at Mo's May 2013 Nancy Golden
Nancy Golden at the Kentucky Derby event at Mo's. Photo by © Herb Hochman
Kentucky Derby party at Mo's May 2013 Debbie Festari, Rudy Festari
Debbie and Rudy Festari at the Kentucky Derby event at Mo's. Photo by © Herb Hochman
Kentucky Derby party at Mo's May 2013 Tiffany Torregrossa
Tiffany Torregrossa at the Kentucky Derby event at Mo's. Photo by © Herb Hochman
Kentucky Derby party at Mo's May 2013 Claudia Ximenez, Dr. Franklin Rose
Claudia Ximenez and Dr. Franklin Rose at the Kentucky Derby event at Mo's. Photo by © Herb Hochman
Kentucky Derby party at Mo's May 2013 Mandy Kao
Mandy Kao at the Kentucky Derby event at Mo's. Photo by © Herb Hochman
Kentucky Derby party at Mo's May 2013 Chyra Blackaller, Lori Freese
Chyra Blackaller, left, and Lori at the Kentucky Derby event at Mo's.Freese Photo by © Herb Hochman
Kentucky Derby party at Mo's May 2013 Paige Camus
Paige Camus at the Kentucky Derby event at Mo's. Photo by © Herb Hochman
Kentucky Derby party at Mo's May 2013 Lili Paxson, Enrique Salinas
Lily Paxson and Enrique Salinas  at the Kentucky Derby event at Mo's. Photo by © Herb Hochman
Kentucky Derby party at Mo's May 2013 Riyad Abu-Taha, Lori Gralapp Vismara, Bob Boudreaux
Kentucky Derby party at Mo's May 2013 Carolyn St. Clair, Cindi Rose, Issa Chou
Kentucky Derby party at Mo's May 2013 April Zubizarreta
Kentucky Derby party at Mo's May 2013 Vika Nemeth, Nyanza Moore
Kentucky Derby party at Mo's May 2013 Johnny V Vassallo
Kentucky Derby party at Mo's May 2013 Nancy Golden
Kentucky Derby party at Mo's May 2013 Debbie Festari, Rudy Festari
Kentucky Derby party at Mo's May 2013 Tiffany Torregrossa
Kentucky Derby party at Mo's May 2013 Claudia Ximenez, Dr. Franklin Rose
Kentucky Derby party at Mo's May 2013 Mandy Kao
Kentucky Derby party at Mo's May 2013 Chyra Blackaller, Lori Freese
Kentucky Derby party at Mo's May 2013 Paige Camus
Kentucky Derby party at Mo's May 2013 Lili Paxson, Enrique Salinas

All eyes should have been on the flat screen TVs during Saturday afternoon's Run for the Roses but the Kentucky Derby crowd that turned out at Mo's . . . A Place for Steaks was so over-the-top, in every way, that people-watching trumped the equine mudfest.

The Kentucky Derby-inspired fashion frolic doubled as a benefit for the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation. And, of course, its founders and party organizers Cindi Harwood Rose and Dr. Franklin Rose were part of the action.

Mo's proprietor Johnny V (as in Johnny Vassallo) made sure that the mint juleps flowed and the food stations were filled with his tasty steakhouse fare.

Chyra Blackaller and April Zubizarreta chaired the event that saw Bob Boudreaux leading the group of judges in the best hat contest. 

Racehorses in this fast-paced crowd included Lily Paxson, Ryad Abu-Taha, Diane and Michael Caplan, Debbie and Rudy Festari, Lori Gralapp Vismara, Lori Freese, Claudia Ximenez, Tiffany Torregrossa, Enrique Salinas and Carolyn St. Clair