AUS­TRALIAN FASH­ION FOUN­DA­TION PARTY

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - INSIDER - PRUE LEWINGTON

WHITBY HO­TEL, NEW YORK

YOU would have been for­given for think­ing you were on Bondi Beach, but on a balmy Tues­day night in Man­hat­tan, Syd­ney de­sign­ers came to­gether to cel­e­brate all things Aussie.

A gi­ant yel­low panel van me­dia wall poster set the mood for the pres­ti­gious event, which is now in its ninth year.

Among the guests were fa­mously shy style maven Chris­tine Cen­ten­era, who en­joyed a photo op­por­tu­nity with ex­pat and for­mer Aus­tralian Vogue cre­ative di­rec­tor Jil­lian Dav­i­son.

Top mod­els in­clud­ing Ajak Deng, Annabella Bar­ber and Vic­to­ria Lee also made an ap­pear­ance be­fore head­ing out for a pri­vate din­ner party.

The cham­pagne flowed into the evening as emerg­ing de­sign­ers, in­clud­ing Ed­wina Robin­son, Adrian Nor­ris and Tessa and Beth MacGraw — in town for the Aus­tralian Fash­ion Cham­ber’s De­sign­ers Abroad pro­gram — caught up with stal­warts such as Nicky and Si­mone Zim­mer­mann, Camilla Free­man-Top­per and Dion Lee.

Annabella Bar­ber and Vic­to­ria Lee.

Jil­lian Dav­i­son and Chris­tine Cen­ten­era.

Si­mone Zim­mer­mann and Nicky Zim­mer­mann.

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