When we heard the news that supermodel Karlie Kloss would be walking in the David Jones Autumn/Winter 2017 show, it’s safe to say we were more excited than ever to attend the retail giant’s bi-annual fashion event. Add to that a guest list packed with Sydney’s fashion elite—think Lara Worthington, Pia Miller, Carissa Walford, Ksenija Lukich, Mimi Elashiry, Brooke Testoni—and it was a night not to be missed.
The much-anticipated show saw Kloss open in New Guard Australian designer Macgraw and DJs ambassadors Jessica Gomes, Jesinta Franklin and Jason Dundas lead 46 of Australia’s top models, including Bridget Malcolm and Charlee Fraser, on the catwalk outside Sydney’s iconic St Mary’s Cathedral.
Models showcased the best of the new season from David Jones with a stellar line-up of local and international designers, including Romance Was Born, Zimmermann, Ginger and Smart, Christopher Esber, Bassike, Dion Lee, Carla Zampatti, Alice McCall, Lover, Celine, Balenciaga, Christopher Kane, Alexander McQueen, Saint Laurent, Valentino and Alexander Wang.
The dramatic finale segment saw bridal showcased on the Collections Launch runway for the first time, with dresses from Reem Acra and Self Portrait to Oscar de la Renta and Monique Lhuillier, amongst others, and a special tribute to George Michael as models walked to his 1990 hit 'Freedom' to close the phenomenal show.
Scroll on to see all our favourite looks from the David Jones A/W 17 catwalk.