Perth Fashion Festival celebrated its 15th anniversary last night with a glamorous soiree at the WA Museum that showcased the "crystal anniversary" theme in spectacular style.
From the crystal chandelier "waterfall" hanging above the the 350-strong crowd to the eye-catching outfits by six of WA's best designers, it was certainly a "glittering" event.
Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi and Premier Colin Barnett welcomed guests before models wearing exquisite crystal-embellished outfits from Flannel, Ruth Tarvydas, Morrison, Empire Rose, One Fell Swoop and Zhivago took to the runway.
One Fell Swoop opened the parade with their signature draped silk dresses featuring crystal-embedded shawls and inserts. Zhivago ramped up the sex appeal with body-conscious black dresses with plunging necklines, sequinned catsuits and crystal-encrusted sun visors.
Empire Rose matched checked prints and black lace with gothic rose chokers and romantic crystal-threaded neck pieces, while Morrison went for subdued blues and subtle prints on floaty, ultra-feminine silk dresses.
Flannel designer Kristy Lawrence embellished her signature pale tones and feminine cuts with embroidery on tiered skirts.
But for over-the-top factor, nothing could outdo Ruth Tarvydas' outfits, which included her infamous "Sunset over the Opera House" dress featuring a cut-out spinnaker design on a jewel- encrusted corset that was worn by Rachel Finch for the 2009 Miss Universe finale.
Guests included models Samantha Harris and Scherri-Lee Biggs, Kate Waterhouse, pop star Samantha Jade and cricketing legend Adam Gilchrist.
Reflecting on the festival she founded in 1999, director Mariella Harvey-Hanrahan said she had lost count of her personal highlights, describing the past 15 years as "epic and surreal".
Today, marie claire Australia editor Jackie Frank will be guest speaker at The West Australian's Fashion Agenda luncheon, The Business Behind The Glamour.
Jaime Lee Major will open tonight's runway parades at Fashion Paramount.