Celeste Barber

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“ 

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The Festival will be donating $50 from every Australian Fashion Summit ticket towards the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. 

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