From catwalk to courtroom

Caity Stone

In the past 24 hours Australian PR queen Roxy Jacenko has gone from front row seats during Fashion Week to merely hours later holding her husband’s hand during his Supreme Court appearance.

Dressed to the nines in a glamourous red Gucci dress, Jacenko and her daughter Pixie watched designer Toni Maticevski’s show at Barangaroo on Sunday afternoon.

However in stark contrast the next morning Jacenko was pictured clutching the hand of her embattled banker husband Oliver Curtis, as he faced another day of his trial into an insider trading charge.

Roxy and her daughter Pixie pose for a picture for her popular Instagram account during the fashion show. Source: Instagram.
Roxy and her daughter Pixie pose for a picture for her popular Instagram account during the fashion show. Source: Instagram.
An image from the fashion show uploaded to social media by the PR queen. Source: Instagram.
An image from the fashion show uploaded to social media by the PR queen. Source: Instagram.

The couple arrived at the NSW Supreme Court dressed professionally, both showing strained expressions on their faces as they walked past media.

The prosecution claim Curtis conspired to commit insider trading with his former friend John Hartman.

It was alleged the pair made about $1.4m from 2007-2008, according to News Corp.

Curtis pleaded not guilty to the charge.

If found guilty he could face five years in prison.

Roxy Jacenko and her husband Oliver Curtis on day one of the trial. Photo: AAP
Roxy Jacenko and her husband Oliver Curtis on day one of the trial. Photo: AAP

In court Crown prosecutor David Staehli SC said Curtis and Hartman were ‘long-time friends’ that went to school together and were raised in the same suburb.

He acknowledged that it was likely they weren’t so friendly now.

The court will hear evidence from Hartman, as well as ASIC investigators, a Blackberry representative and employees of company CMC markets.

The trial is expected to last a few weeks.

During day one the court was reportedly evacuated during a lunch break, due to a ‘burning smell’.

Lawyers and associates wait with trolleys of documents for the Oliver Curtis trial. Photo: AAP
Lawyers and associates wait with trolleys of documents for the Oliver Curtis trial. Photo: AAP

When Curtis was committed to stand trial in 2013, Ms Jacenko said he was a "great husband".

"He is one of the most inspirational people I've ever met," she said in 2013.

"He is much younger than me, and his work ethic and how smart he is just blows my mind every day."

At the time she vowed to keep her family together.

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