It may be weather that calls more for a rain hat than a delicate fascinator, but that hasn’t stopped some of Australia’s shiniest stars from stepping out for the launch of Sydney’s Melbourne Cup Carnival this year, decked out in their trackside best.
The 2020 Melbourne Cup Carnival Sydney Launch may have looked dicey a few months back while Sydney struggled in the throes of community transmission of COVID-19, but the event went ahead today.
Held at the prestigious Vaucluse House, celebrities from breakfast TV royalty, to pop stars posed up a storm in their best spring wear.
Delta Goodrem made a bright appearance clad in eye-popping Fendi orange with a bright blue jacket keeping the city chill at bay.
Complete with an electric blue fascinator, the songstress and The Voice coach looked as bright as the springtime racing season demands.
The Project’s Lisa Wilkinson kept it as autumnal as the weather this dreary week, opting for a vibrant red animal print frock complete with a black beret come fascinator.
New mum Jasmine Stefanovic was pretty in pink in a double-breasted power suit in palest pink.
Tying the look up was an oversized white bow with a subtle amount of netting.
By her side was former Miss Universe Australia Tegan Martin who was slinky in a black bodysuit with the perfect pop of a red lip.
Another pink lady was shoe designer Terri Biviano who didn’t shy away from fluffing up her look with some serious pink pumps.
A contingent from the remaining Studio Ten team were also in attendance, with newsreader Narelda Jacobs looking very chic in a pale blue number offset by a dazzling headpiece, while new host Tristan MacManus kept it similarly cool with an open-necked shirt and dark grey morning suit.
Angela Bishop meanwhile pulled out all the colour stops in an eye-popping pink and purple maxi.
Designer Suzan Mutesi also turned heads in a stunning multi-coloured midi dress, her platinum locks held back with a white headband as she posed for cameras.
Eyebrow queen turned momentary lockdown warrior Kristen Fisher was also in attendance, a white short power suit offset by strappy black heels and keeping her mane in line with a thick black headband.
Media heir Nadia Fairfax took the racing dress code quite literally with a riding helmet, an oversized neon green coat and a pair of eye-catching patterned tights bringing a touch of Billy Eilish to the elite Sydney scene.
Of course, no Melbourne Cup Launch would be complete without racing royalty, and Kate Waterhouse more than held up the crown for her famous family decked out in Louis Vuitton and looking every inch the Spring princess.
Kate hosted the event at the famed location, where Instagram videos reveal guests were treated to a sit-down meal while a harpist kept the ambience light and airy.
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