That's one way to get noticed! Mischa Barton sports glittery top hat and tails as she attends the Epsom Derby
08:16 GMT, 3 June 2012
It’s one of the most prestigious days in the racing calendar, so Mischa Barton was determined to stand out at the Epsom Derby today.
While all eyes should have been on Queen Elizabeth as she made her first appearance of the Diamond Jubilee four-day-long weekend of celebrations at Epsom racecourse, Hollywood starlet Mischa stole some of the limelight in a glittery top hat and tails.
The fun-loving actress was clearly in high spirits as she attended the festivities in the eye-catching headwear, a printed blouse with pussy-bow detail, a jacked with tails and black trousers.
Standing out from the crowd! Mischa Barton ensures all eyes are on her at the Investec Derby at Epsom Downs as she dons a glittery top hat and tails
However, the 26-year-old star still looked pretty and feminine by teaming the look with black heels and a gold clutch bag.
Dramatic black eye make-up finished off the startling look.
Although the actress and designer is reportedly dating Manchester City's John Guidetti, she attended today’s festivities with an unnamed male friend.
Getting into the racing spirit. A demure Mischa poses for pictures before getting excited as she watches a race at Epsom today
God Save The Queen! Mischa hasn't forgotten it's the Diamond Jubilee weekend as she poses with men on stilts dressed in the red tunics and bearskin hats of the Queen's guards
Mischa gamely posed for photographs with two men on stilts dressed in the red tunics and bearskin hats worn by the Queen’s guards.
Barton wasn’t the only person having fun at the Investec Epsom Derby today.
Where's John Although Barton is reportedly dating Manchester City's John Guidetti, she attended todays festivities with an unnamed male friend
Dancing With The Stars runner-up and Welsh opera singer Katherine Jenkins performed a stirring rendition of God Save The Queen in a cream gown by Suzanne Neville before changing into a blue outfit to watch the racing.
Queen Elizabeth was greeted by cheering crowds as she arrived at Epsom racecourse with Prince Philip.
The competition! Perhaps Mischa's top hat and tails were an attempt to steal competition away from Queen Elizabeth and Katherine Jenkins who both chose more traditional attire
Wearing a regal Royal blue coat with matching hat over a white floral gown, the monarch smiled and waved as hundreds of thousands of race-goers flew flags and shouted messages of support from the course sidelines covered in bunting.
The royal couple were joined by a large party which included the Duke of York and his daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie and the monarch's racing manager John Warren.