The inaugural MAAS Ball in Sydney -February 1 at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Our wonderful Honour Julie Bishop Minister for Foreign Affairs spoke for all to listen to some amazing fashion stories developing in Australia with new fashion talent. The MAAS Ball fundraiser for the Australian Fashion Fund will help with keeping the museum stocked up with our designers clothing

Excitement hit us when we found out Australia had some hidden fashion corner where we could see the latest fashion looks, spot the fashion icon and see what the museum had planned along with the talents of the creative fashion industry.

Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter
MAAS director and CEO Dolla Merrillees
Vogue’s editor-in-chief Edwina McCann
Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief Kellie Hush as part of the Australian Fashion Chamber


When we walked into the museum you couldn’t miss ‘Museum of the Moon’, an artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. It struck some serious high notes, just like the actual moon it was hard to look away or even take some iconic shots of it.

Grey Goose Vodka

Dolla Merrillees Director of MAAS

DJs Alice Q

Edwina McCann Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Australia wearing Paolo Sebastian

Harper’s Baazar Editor in chief @kelliehush displaying her flowing @alexperryofficial dress

Australia has some serious talent and now thanks to the Centre for Fashion we can place a fashion timeline inside our museum..

Phoebe Tonkin – Australian & International Actress

Phoebe Tonkin

Phoebe Tonkin

A fabulous menu was created by Merivale chef John Wilson & with Fred’s head chef Danielle Alvarez

A ray of sponsors involved Moët & Chandon, Grey Goose vodka & Bird in Hand wines

The vibe was fresh & there was a feeling of nostalgia amongst us.

Year by Year we have another mile stone to look forward to. Australian Fashion Houses!

Australian model @catmcneil wearing @balenciaga

Terry Biviano @terrybiviano & Anthony Minichiello @minichiello001 take on the red carpet immaculately.

Akira Isogawa

Lily Sullivan

Leonie Hanne

Louise Van Der Vorst

Elyse Taylor

Elyse Taylor

Master of Ceremonies for the night Jordan and Zac Stenmark

Bradley Cocks, Dolla Merrillees and Collette Dinnigan

Jesinta Franklin

Jenny Kee

Absolutely gorgeous @sarahellen

@madeleine_madden in @romancewasborn

The Queen of Crowns @viktorianovak

Stylist Romy Frydman, Simone Zimmermann & Harper’s Bazaar Associate Editor Eliza O’Hare.

Fashion Icon @jennykeeoz & the lovely Linda Jackson @opallindaoz

One of my favorites Romance was born Designers. @romancewasborn Stylist @catherinebaba

Claire Tregoning and Pip Edwards wearing Rebecca Vallance