The NY Times spread of Fitches always kills me! In person we snicker at the ladies in their teeny heels and big hats acting like it's the Hamptons or the Kentucky Derby. Those folks usually hang at the tents while the horse people run around in shorts and boots like at any other event.
To me it feels like a regular event that happens to have a tent for dressed-up people to watch stadium and mingle. haha You certainly don't see women in dresses and big hats wandering around the xc course.