Catwalk star Jodie Kidd is to be the “official face” of the Investec Derby Festival (6-7 June).

The polo-playing supermodel — whose father was a showjumper and brother also plays polo — has been passionate about horses since she was 10 years old.

I find racing almost hypnotic,” she said. “I look forward to watching these beautiful animals compete in the greatest flat race of them all.”

Jodie modelled 3 different looks inspired by 3 areas of Epsom racecourse: the Hill, the Duchess Stand and the Queen’s Stand, to showcase the variety of fashion at the festival. She is sporting hats designed by milliner Philip Treacy, who is the festival’s official hat designer for the 3rd consecutive year.

Jodie Kidd by Pip for Investec / JSC Sport“Fashion at the Derby is a level playing field,” said Mr Treacy. “Revel in the freedom of being able to play with different colours, styles and trends.

Anyone can wear millinery and the Derby provides the ultimate platform to do just that. I look forward to seeing a wealth of beautiful headwear on Derby Day.”

Jodie Kidd by Pip for Investec / JSC Sport