On a day when punters wearing blue to look at Winx win, it was a black and white Yves Saint Laurent-impressed look that received the Fashion Chute judges' hearts.
Sydney designer and stylist Kash O'Hara beat 500 entrants to say the highest prize at Randwick on day two of The Championships together with her white, knee-size Ellery costume, black YSL heels and black leather-based turban by milliner Jane Stoddart.
She takes house greater than $26,000 in prizes together with return flights to Europe and a Vogue styling session.
Choose and Vogue editor-in-chief Edwina McCann was impressed by the trouble all finalists put into their outfits from head to toe.
"Racing and possibly the day we get married are in all probability the 2 occasions the place we actually take into consideration each single ingredient of our outfit in such an in depth method and with such planning," she stated.
Whereas not one of the finalists wore Australian label Ginger & Good, fellow judges Alexandra and Genevieve Good did not maintain it in opposition to them.
"What I am loving, seeing everyone dressed immediately, is how particular person everyone seems to be - bringing their very own really feel, their very own confidence, their very own look," Alexandra stated.
Her sister Genevieve stated she tends to choose outfits based mostly on her temper.
"Typically fashion is kind of an emotional factor so it is how you are feeling on the day. It is a lot about the way you need to current your self, the place you are at," she stated.
In a stunning transfer from custom, judges awarded Neil Carpenter the millinery prize for his black Strand Hatters hat.
Earlier within the day jewelry designer Olivia Moor received the prize for magnificence, taking house a coveted Longines conquest traditional diamond bezel watch.
"It is simply probably the most lovely factor ever, it is so wonderful. I really feel actually honoured and really excited," she stated.
"I've such an appreciation for timepieces and I understand how onerous they're to create.
"I work inside industry - we do largely engagement rings - so timepieces are a complete kettle of fish and it is such an intricate artwork."