It is the ball of the year. The Lexus Ball in support of Telethon where everyone who's anyone is there rubbing shoulders with celebrities and peers.
On the red carpet leading into the Bellevue Ballroom at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Governor Malcolm McCusker and wife Tonya arrived with Seven West Media chairman Kerry Stokes and wife Christine Simpson-Stokes followed closely by the bedazzling Brynne Edelsten.
The woman who racks up $250,000 in one shopping spree arrived in Perth with "nothing to wear". Channel 7 reporter Mark Gibson made a quick phone call to designer Ruth Tarvydas, who came to the rescue with a stunning black gown from her Masterpiece Collection.
Inside the equally bedazzling ballroom with twinkling city backdrops and a sexy bar, guests including Lexus managing director David Jeary and wife Megan, Tia and Chris Ellison, the late Heath Ledger's family - Kim and Ines Ledger and sister Kate, Nigel and Denise Satterley, Russell and Tamara Gibbs, Chris and Donna Wharton and Dr Fiona Stanley, who won the raffle prize to Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa, shared the night with a swag of stars.
Kerri-Anne Kennerley looked radiant in an Alex Perry frock, Molly Meldrum in his signature hat, while George Houvardas and Marcus Graham posed with Soa "The Hulk" Palelei. The Sunrise crew were there including Natalie Barr who recounted her own PMH experience sharing a story about son Lachlan.
Basil Zempilas was a brilliant MC and Johnny Ruffo rocked the house before an onslaught including Justice Crew and Masters of Illusion Adam and Selina, who honed in on Mrs McCusker as part of the act.
Mr Stokes thanked Multiplex heir Tim Roberts for his $1 million donation and the generosity of the McCuskers was on show again after they bid $60,000 for a diamond pendant and then donated it back to Telethon child Sophie Read.
Telethon Adventurer Emily Parish wore a beautiful limited-edition Aurelio Costarella gown that fetched $4900 in the silent auction.
"Obviously I'm never going to climb a mountain," Costarella said. "This was my way of giving to the charity."For more socials, see this weekend's Seven Days magazine.