A black-tie gala was held at The Star last night to celebrate the 2013 Prix de Marie Claire Awards. The magazine stepped up its annual event from a luncheon last year to a more formal affair to pay tribute to the Australian fashion and beauty industry, and celebrity guests such as Lara Bingle, Megan Gale and Jodi Anasta got into the spirit in black-tie designer ensembles. The outdoor location of the black carpet — on the open-air balcony outside the new events centre at the top of The Star — meant gusty winds gave stars some potential wardrobe malfunction moments, including The Morning Show’s Kylie Gillies, who flaunted toned legs through the slits in her gown.
There were plenty of designers on hand for the show, including sass & bide’s Heidi Middleton and Sarah-Jane Clarke, Samantha Wills, Camilla Franks and Alex Perry, and after dinner guests were treated to a fashion show that took place on an overhead glass ceiling. Click through for the celebrity pics.