Not all heroes wear capes. They sometimes settle for off-the-shoulder ivory lace billowy sleeves like stylist Lana Wilkinson.
Wilkinson, Melbourne’s Grace Coddington, was again responsible for the best looks seen on the red carpet for the VIP preview of the Christian Dior retrospective at the National Gallery of Victoria on Saturday.
Dior Gala at NGV Melbourne Red Carpet
The $500-a-ticket black tie event, hosted by Vogue Australia and attended by actresses Nicole Kidman and Elizabeth Olsen, sister to famous twins Mary-Kate and Ashley, was touted as the Met Gala of Australia. What we got was the Logies for the intelligentsia.
After eating truffle fries and pizza, Wilkinson and her clients like Kylie Brown, hit the arrivals arena. Here’s who did it the best and most creatively.
Sarah Ellen wearing denim by Toni Maticevski.
Wore jeans…as a bodice made by our own up-and-coming Dior, Toni Maticevski.
The mum of four and TV presenter usually dominates a night out and this gothic toilet roll doll inspired J’Aton leather and lace creation is no exception. It’s a little Bettie Page with a dash of Sandy gone bad from Grease and a smattering of Elizabeth Bennett.
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You can’t go wrong in a big black dress by Dior with a train that is longer than a Melbourne winter.
Seinfeld’s puffy shirt re-imagined by J’Aton but got caught in a shredder.
There are no flies (or mossies) on this chocolate bar ambassador and wellness enthusiast. This Dior ensemble is Bat Girl meets Betty Draper.