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The Race That Stops the Nation

The Race That Stops the Nation

The race that stops the nation is here and we thought we would take some time to look back at some it’s best and most iconic fashion moments over the years.

The first Melbourne Cup race was held in 1875 and ever since has been building momentum. The race day now attracts audiences of over 100,000 people and it has been home to some of Australia’s most exciting and bold fashion moments.

First Set of imgagesBritish model Jean Shrimpton caused a stir when she arrived at Melbourne Cup in a sleeveless dress that rose 5 inches above the knees, previously unseen.

It is a day for both women and men alike to dress and impress. There are many who choose the sophisticated well coordinated on trend ensemble, whilst others like to play around have some outlandish fun with a mixture of extreme head ware and eccentric colour and pattern choices.

This is the beauty of Melbourne Cup Day, it is a fashion platter for the eyes.

Blog image 3Megan Gale turned heads in this red dress, simple sexy and sophisticated.

Internationally renown Melbourne Cup attracts celebrity guests from around the world, over the past few years this has included Sarah Jessica Parker, Dianna Ross, our own home grown supermodels Miranda Kerr and Megan Gale..

Blog images 4Whites and ivory tones have long been a popular choice for the race day

Most of all Melbourne Cup Day it is about having fun and embracing a long held Australian tradition and at the end of it all we can only hope we are walking home with our mud covered stilettos still on out feet.