Rosemount Australian Fashion Week opened with a spectacular black and white ball hosted by MAC Cosmetics within the majestic realm of Sydney’s Ivy Ballroom.
With Ruby Rose spinning the decks and Kerri-Anne Kennerly busting moves on the dance floor, to say the MAC Black and White Ball had its surreal moments would be quite the understatement. The night saw over 250 of Australia’s fashion and celebrity elite turn out at the Op Art inspired event to celebrate the start of Rosemount Australian Fashion Week.
The Ivy Ballroom was transformed with a strict palette of black and white with hand painted models posing on mirrored boxes brandishing monochromatic body art that drew inspiration from the diverse sources of Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein and Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka. MAC Director of Makeup Artistry International, Nadine Luke oversaw the creative direction of the body art which took over seven pain-staking hours to complete on each model.
Flown in especially from New York, renowned dance troupe Momix entertained guests with three theatrical performances – most notable were the two silver lycra-clad performers who “danced” on over-sized matching skis.
Present at the bash were fashion designer’s Camilla & Marc, Collette Dinnigan, Marnie Skillings and Nicola Finetti, It-Girl April Rose Pengilly, daytime TV host Kerri-Anne Kennerly and Miss Universe Australia Rachael Finch to name just a few.
As the official cosmetic sponsor of Rosemount Australian Fashion Week with responsibility for make up direction at most shows throughout the week, MAC Cosmetics certainly set the benchmark high with this creative kick-off to fashion week festivities.
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