02/03/2017
A very fancy affair.

Words by

Eliza Sholly

Last night saw 400 of Melbourne's most fashionable guests flock to Government house, to celebrate the launch of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival at Government House.

Chairman Laura Anderson opened the event, kicking off the festivities that run until March 19. Attendees included Jodi Gordon, Jessica Gomes and Mack Horton.

For the full VAMFF schedule, click here

vamff.com.au

Photography: 
Lucas Dawson

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