Fashions convert goes from kaftan to structured couture

A runner up in last year’s Fashions on the Field, Ms Spielmann saidshe nearly did not make the event after last week suffering her firstseizure in three years.

« I really did wonder whether it was going to happen this year, » MsSpielmann said.

She now goes into the overall competition held on Oaks Day, onThursday, where winners from interstate and other race days willcompete for the overall prize, adidas balerinky which includes a new Lexus.

Under the criteria, entrants must wear racewear, adidas obuv dámska and adidas obuv kosice strapless andexposed shoulders are out. So the first runner up, Milano Imai, 26, ofQueensland, caused a stir with her cleavage barely concealed by ayellow netting. The second runner up was Laura Moss, of Queensland.

Previous winner Anthony Capon won the Design Award with a black andwhite structured dress worn by Ellie Lemons.

« This year I was a tight arse and so I had this fabric and Ithought it looked a bit like a chessboard, » Mr Capon said.

Ms Lemons wore a single « knight » chess piece earring and a soft pinkwig, with an understated hat.

Winners and runners up in the designer awards would have been more athome on Derby Day, with black and white outfits taking out the prizes, with a just a hint of lilac.