The stars of last night’s show Jennifer Hawkins, Jessica Hart and Kris Smith walked the red carpet last night (March 1st) before their big runway show for the Myer Autumn/Winter 2011 Fashion Show Launch held at the The Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.
Also seen on the red carpet, Myer Racing Ambassador Rebecca Twigley, hubby Chris Judd and her baby bump was just glowing and continues to be a leading style queen, Natalie Bassingthwaite, Lauren Phillips, Simone Callaghan & Toby Roberts, Laura Dundovic & James Kerly, Charlotte Dawson, Vince Colosimo, Richard Nylon & designer Gwendolynne Burkin, Nicky Whelan & Dj Ashba, Wayne Cooper, Hugh Sheridan, Sara Groen, and Naomi Robson.
Also in attendance were Myer\’s â€˜fashion family\’ including leading designers: Matthew Eager, Nicola Finetti, Jayson Brunsdon, Aurelio Costarella, Kate Sylvester, Yeojin Bae, Kym Ellery, Wayne Cooper, Vanessa, Cheryl and Gabrielle Manning, Toni Maticevski, Charlie Brown, Fernando Frisoni, Arthur Galan and more.
While the fashion was the main attraction, guests also enjoyed a lavish pre-party and after party.Â Before the show began, bespectacled waiters served classic 60\’s champagne saucers filled with chilled Grant Burge sparkling wine. The food also had a retro twist with a reinvention of the classic prawn cocktail. Other menu highlights included, scotch quail eggs with white raisin rÃ©moulade, mushroom and tarragon vol au vent and petite toasted sourdough filled with potato and leek chowder. All the canapÃ©s were served on vintage silver trays.
At the after party guests enjoyed a sophisticated supper of Welsh Rarebit, vegetable cassoulet, gratinated confit duck and white bean cassoulet with a pistou salad garnish and a modern take on the Chicken Kiev served with potato, dill and cornichon salad. Adding to the evenings Hollywood theme were glamorous cocktails from Russian Standard Vodka and Maker\’s Mark.
Last night I posted an exclusive behind the scenes story on the backstage beauty with Jesinta Campbell and Amanda Ware and the first look at Jen, Jess and Kris on the runway, I’ll post the complete show a bit later as I’m heading out to an event early!
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