Judd pays tribute to Tarvydas

Jessie Papain

A lot has changed for Rebecca Judd in the 10 years since she made headlines in "that" Ruth Tarvydas dress at the 2004 Brownlow Medal.

The model has been married to Carlton footballer Chris Judd for four years and is a mother of two, a TV personality and a qualified speech pathologist.

And Judd still loves that famous Tarvydas dress and how it shaped her life, turning her into a "name" overnight.

"As soon as I set foot on the red carpet at the Brownlow in Melbourne and the cameras were going off, I was like, 'Woah, something has happened'," the 31-year-old recalled.

Rebecca Judd, then Twigley, and Chris Judd at the 2004 Brownlow Medal.


"It wasn't until the next day and I saw it on the front of every paper in the country that I realised the effect it had.

"Because of that red dress and the attention it got, especially in Melbourne, there were a lot of knocks on my door for jobs."

Judd has flown home to WA from Melbourne to attend the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival tribute show for the late designer, Ruth Tarvydas - A Celebration, which is on at Ascot Racecourse tonight and is supported by _The West Australian _.

She will be taking to the catwalk in a Tarvydas gown in an ultimate homage to the fashion trailblazer.

"It will be so nice to honour her - she was so much fun," Judd said. "I have not been on a catwalk for so many years and I have heard it is going to be Perspex."

Judd will also stay on to attend Galvanised - Ultimate Showstoppers the same night, which showcases some of Australia's best design talent including Alex Perry, Manning Cartell and Zhivago.