Linda brought the worlds of ballet, opera and fashion together in the grand old Anthenaeum Theatre.
The Australian Ballet School students relax before curtain up.
Ten hours, sixty models, a battalion of hair / make-up specialists, plus an army of volunteers, back stage crew and event professionals. Collette Dinnigan, Aurelio Costarella, Martin Grant and Akira Isogawa designed the clothes. David Shelmerdine and Co-Founder Geraidine Frater-Wyeth organised the occasion. Funds were raised in support of Melbourne’s magnificent 165 year old Royal Botanic Gardens. This how the day went.
The Cairo Club Orchestra set the mood and NGV Members reciprocated with the moves at the annual Members Summer Party.
Premiering on Thursday, 30 January we have a brand new fashion event here in Melbourne. Akira Isogawa, Aurellio Costarella, Collette Dinnigan and Martin Grant designs will be worn by leading Australian and international models.The parade will be held in the Royal Botanic Gardens using the magical landscape of ‘Guilfoyle’s Volcano’ as a spectacular open air runway.I dropped in at the H&M/U trials.
Preparations for Virgin Melbourne Fashion Festival are in full flight – below a peek at the “mood board”.
The student Richard Branson ask to me to photograph American activist Dick Gregory for his Student Magazine. We shot in Hyde Park. My budding young publisher client carried the equipment.
Last night VAMFF descended on Docklands for the launch of its March 2014 extravaganza .I grabbed a few snaps.
An exhibition celebrating the city’s contemporary artists is on display at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and NGV International until 23 March 2014.
Anna and Morry Schwartz.
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