Fashions hit by weather
FASCINATORS, elegant hats and opentoed shoes made way for mud and windborne rubbish as the weather took its toll on the fashion conscious at the Melbourne Cup yesterday.
Chic, sexy and silly outfits competed for attention in the Flemington fashion stakes, rivalling the thoroughbreds on the track in the build-up to the big race.
But for many, a place in the fashion spotlight would have gladly been traded for a dry spot as a squally change swept cold wind and heavy rain over the course two hours ahead of the Cup.
Delicate feather fascinators were blown apart, hats were lost and expensive high-heels sank into mud as the weather turned.
Many women wore strapless frocks that suited the spring sunshine earlier in the day but suffered in the later wintry blast.