We are proud to announce actress, writer, comedian and global internet sensation Celeste Barber will join the Festival this year as a featured speaker at the Australian Fashion Summit, and make her runway debut on Runway 3 at the Royal Exhibition Building.
Celeste, who most recently has singlehandedly led a social media-powered revolution fundraising over $50m for those affected by the Australian bushfires, will discuss Who Really Has Influence Today, in conversation with Australian Fashion Summit Host, Glynis-Trail-Nash.
Celeste will walk in Runway 3 Presented by Harper’s BAZAAR on Thursday 12 March at 7.00pm. Runway 3 will showcase Australian designers Aje, Ginger & Smart, Jason Grech, Manning Cartell, Matin, Rachel Gilbert, Rebecca Vallance, SIR and Viktoria + Woods.
On walking and talking at the Festival, Barber said, “I’m pumped to be a part of VAMFF this year. For many years VAMFF has ensured a rich diversity in shape, ethnicity and age on the runway and I’m excited to be a part of this. I’m looking forward to speaking at the Australian Fashion Summit to pass on my deep knowledge of style, sophistication and the secrets behind hiding my muffin top“
The Festival will be donating $50 from every Australian Fashion Summit ticket towards the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.