The Melbourne Cup Carnival is one of the biggest fashion events in Australia – and while the clothes could never overshadow the horses, they’re definitely a big part of the proceedings!
Here are five iconic celebrity looks that helped to establish Flemington as a place to be seen.
JEAN SHRIMPTON – 1965
The dress that stopped a nation. Never before had hemlines been this high at Flemington! No Melbourne Cup Carnival fashion list would be complete without a mention of Jean Shrimpton.
NICOLE KIDMAN – 2012
Nicole threw things back to the early days of racing fashion with this 2012 AAMI Victoria Derby Day look.
REBECCA JUDD - 2013
The always stylish Bec Judd knocks it out of the park every year at Flemington. We loved the bright pop of colour in her 2013 Emirates Melbourne Cup look.
GIGI HADID – 2014
Gigi was still on the cusp of stardom when she made her first ever appearance at the Melbourne Cup Carnival. She demonstrated that headpieces don’t have to be made from flowers and feathers!
JENNIFER HAWKINS – 2015
Jen is always one of the best dressed ladies at Flemington, but we couldn’t go past this hat when choosing her most iconic look.
We can't wait to see the fashion from the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival!
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