IN FULL BLOOM

Thirty fash­ion de­sign­ers, hun­dreds of glam­orous guests and count­less flow­ers … The third an­nual BAZAAR in Bloom char­ity gala and cou­ture show was a spec­tac­u­lar spring fling

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Ivy Ball­room in Syd­ney was be­decked in beau­ti­ful spring flow­ers and mood-lit to within an inch of its life as the third an­nual BAZAAR in Bloom char­ity gala and cou­ture run­way show staged by Harper’s BAZAAR and The Royal Hos­pi­tal for­women Foun­da­tion got un­der­way. The high pollen count lured a buzzy 250-strong crowd, drawn from Aus­tralia’s phi­lan­thropy, so­cial, fash­ion and celebrity sets, in­clud­ing red-car­pet reg­u­lars Jesinta Franklin, Jes­sica Ka­hawaty and Erin Hol­land.

Also among the bold­face names was ARIA Award win­ner Megan Wash­ing­ton, who per­formed an ex­clu­sive set — fit­tingly, for an event cel­e­brat­ing new life, while seven months preg­nant. Be­tween cour­ses paired with Lau­rent-per­rier cham­pagne and Kirin Ja­panese beer, an auc­tion of cov­etable hand­bags, hol­i­days and lux­ury ex­pe­ri­ences raised funds for the clinic.

The flo­ral theme con­tin­ued through the high­light of the night, a Bazaar-styled cou­ture run­way show in which mod­els show­cased 31 breath­tak­ing gowns by de­sign­ers in­clud­ing Ellery, Carla Zam­patti, Zim­mer­mann, Christo­pher Es­ber and Dion Lee (see the gowns up close

from page 123). Each look was fin­ished with dra­matic hair and makeup cour­tesy of crack back­stage teams from Gold­well, Préma salon and M.A.C Cos­met­ics, stun­ning jew­els by Georg Jensen and shoes by Jimmy Choo, Stu­art Weitz­man and Chris­tian Louboutin.

This year’s funds will sup­port the sec­ond phase of de­vel­op­ment for the new Fer­til­ity & Re­search Clinic in Rand­wick, Syd­ney.

A Mat­icevski gown on the run­way. Left: a flower in­stal­la­tion by Doc­tor Cooper Stu­dio.

BAZAAR’S Kel­lie Hush and hus­band David Bugg. Sleek Georg Jensen vases adorned ta­bles. Below left: a Bent­ley from Triv­ett Be­spoke on dis­play. Ro­mance Was Born’s Anna Plun­kett.

De­sign­ers Re­becca Val­lance, mac­graw’s Tessa Mac­graw and Aje.’s Ed­wina Robin­son.

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