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Myth and magic for STYLEAID
Model Gabrielle Sullivan, compares Carmelo Pizzino and Alana Patience and models Rachel Shaw and Ebony Hunter. Picture: Michael O'Brien/The West Australian

The Crown Perth Grand Ballroom was transformed into a Game of Thrones-inspired dark and mysterious mythical dreamland for the 17th annual STYLEAID last night.

More than 90 models in 237 outfits created by WA’s top fashion designers stormed the catwalk at the premier black-tie fashion charity event, which raises funds for the WA AIDS Council.


Morley-raised Carmelo Pizzino hosted alongside his Dancing with the Stars co-star Alana Patience. The pair wowed the crowd with dance performances including a fiery paso doble.

“I had big shoes to fill because in the past they have had people like Daniel MacPherson and for my first STYLEAID to be hosting it was truly an honour,” Pizzino said.

“I haven’t spent a lot of time in Perth over the last 20 years, so it has been so great to come back home and contribute to an amazing event.”

Pizzino was joined in the line-up by some of the State’s most acclaimed designers, including Aurelio Costarella, Ae’lkemi, Morrison and Flannel and 20 dancers from the West Australian Ballet.

Since its inception in 1996, the event has raised more than $1.1 million but behind STYLEAID’s glitz and glamour, hundreds of volunteers worked hard to bring the event to life.

Creative director Aly May said though many of the volunteers were excited about the fashion, she made sure they were well aware of the serious cause behind the event.

The West Australian

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