Crown Palladium played host to the highly anticipated Kennedy Oaks Day luncheon, bringing together more than 1,200 guests in a celebration of style, entertainment, and elegance during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. It was a day to celebrate Australia’s racing culture in the lead up to today’s Kennedy Oaks, with attendees donning their finest racewear to create a stunning visual spectacle.
The annual event, expertly hosted by Network 10 presenter Tara Rushton and fashion icon Kris Smith, was an unforgettable experience for all who attended. With a star-studded guest list featuring Melbourne Cup Carnival Ambassadors Lady Amelia and Lady Eliza Spencer, the nieces of the late Princess Diana, the luncheon was a gathering of both sporting and fashion royalty.
Amongst the esteemed attendees were Australian Netballer Liz Watson, renowned for her incredible skill on the court, and Cortnee Vine, a rising star of the Matilda’s World Cup team. Their presence added an extra touch of sporting prowess to the event, reminding us of the power of dedication and determination in achieving success.
Fashionista Demi Brereton graced the luncheon with her impeccable style, inspiring guests with her creativity and sophistication. The presence of VRC Ambassadors Paralympian Emma Booth, Olympian Amanda Ross, and fashion face Crystal Kimber-Peters further emphasized the importance of diversity and inclusivity within the fashion and sporting industries.
The luncheon commenced with a mesmerising performance by the very talented, Kate Ceberano. Her soulful voice resonated through the room, setting the stage for an afternoon filled with enchantment and joy. As the event drew to a close, ARIA award-winning Sneaky Sound System took to the stage, providing the perfect soundtrack to an unforgettable day. Their dance floor anthems had guests on their feet, creating an atmosphere of celebration and unity.