marie claire, in association with Lexus, last night announced the winners of the 2017 Prix de marie claire Fashion and Beauty Awards at a black-tie gala dinner at Stage 7, Fox Studios, in Sydney.
The event was hosted by marie claire general manager Jackie Frank and editor Nicky Briger, with guests including Asher Keddie, Dannii Minogue, Jesinta Franklin, Nicky and Simone Zimmermann, Kit Willow, Toni Maticevski, Dion Lee, Kate Waterhouse and Napoleon Perdis. Sponsors on hand included Lexus Australia CEO Peter McGregor.
The biannual Prix de marie claire Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in style, innovation and design across the Australian fashion and beauty industries.
25 fashion and beauty products and brands received honours at last night’s event, including 10 Beauty Readers’ Choice Awards – where the best “steal” and “splurge” beauty buys were revealed.
Guests sat one long table above which dangled a long line of chandeliers. marie claire editor Nicky Briger joked they were once used at Kyle Sandilands‘ wedding.
Guests dined on an entree of carrots, feta and almonds. The main course was baked blue eye cod while dessert was a white chocolate hemisphere filled with dark chocolate mousse. Many of the desserts were sadly left untouched though as by the time they appeared after the final award, it was after 11pm and the crowd had started to thin.
Pacific Magazines executives mingling with guests included CEO Gereurd Roberts, Prue Cox, Nicole Bence and Anne-Marie Cheney. Guests from Seven included Bruce McWilliam, Sarah Stinson, Edwina Bartholomew, Kylie Gillies and Natalie Barr.
“The Prix de marie claire awards is our opportunity to give back to the industries we love by celebrating the very best in Australian fashion and beauty,” said Nicky Briger, editor, marie claire.
“The Prix de marie claire Awards launched in 2005 and are now considered the most prestigious fashion and beauty awards in Australia. Together with Lexus, we’re delighted to toast the many extraordinary achievements in the fashion and beauty industry.”
Jackie Frank, general manager, marie claire, said, “This event is renowned for its opulence, glamour and jaw-dropping moments. marie claire, together with Lexus, believe this is a wonderful opportunity to really celebrate and recognise the incredible talent in this country.”
2017 Prix De marie claire Fashion Award Winners
Best Australian Designer – Zimmermann
Best Australian Fashion Brand – Country Road
Best Australian Accessory Brand – Mimco
Best Australian E-Commerce Store – The Daily Edited
Best Australian Athleisure Brand – Lorna Jane
Best Swimwear Brand – Seafolly
Best Australian Designer – Romance Was Born
Best Australian Fashion Brand – Camilla and Marc
Best Australian Jewellery Brand – Dinosaur Designs
Best Up-And-Coming Designer Presented By Lexus– Anna Quan
Best Athleisure Brand – P.E Nation
Best Australian Eveningwear Designer – Paolo Sebastian
Best Swimwear Brand – Matteau
Best Australian Ethical Brand – Kitx
Special Achievement Award – Akira
2017 Prix De marie claire Beauty Award Winners
Best Fragrance – Chanel No 5 L’eau
Best Make-Up Product (Splurge) – Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow
Best Make-Up Product (Steal) – Napoleon Perdis Total Bae Own It! Jet Mascara
Best Skincare Product (Splurge) – Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask
Best Skincare Product (Steal) – Garnier Micellar Cleaning Water In Oil
Best Haircare/Styling Product (Splurge) – Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
Best Haircare/ Styling Product (Steal) – L’oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil-In-Cream
Best Body Product (Splurge) – Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour All-Over Miracle Oil
Best Body Product (Steal) – The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Soothing & Caring Shower Cream
Best Australian Beauty Brand – Mecca Cosmetica