Duckie Thot is home—both in the figurative and literal sense. The globally recognised Australian model has flown into Melbourne and served up a fashion spectacle that only she could pull off.
Attending a Melbourne Cup Carnival preview at Mumm’s Birdcage marquee this week, Thot wore a striking floor-length red dress featuring a plunging neckline finished with a delicate rose. To put it simply, the design is unforgettable, which is why you might recall seeing it before.
Indeed, the custom-made Michael Lo Sordo design was actually a version of the ‘Alexandra’ gown featured in the latest Bond film, No Time To Die. Worn by Ana de Armas in a deep midnight colourway, the elegant style has truly made it to the world stage. Margot Robbie has also worn in before, and you might recall spotting it on cult television series, Schitts Creek, worn by Alexis Rose, who plays Annie Murphy.
The importance of coming back to Australia in such an iconic, homegrown design was not lost on Thot.
“I have always celebrated special moments with a glass of Mumm, so I was thrilled when they invited me to come back to my hometown and lead their trackside celebrations for the first time in two years,” Thot said, adding that she was thrilled to collaborate with Lo Sordo for the day.
“Joining forces with such a talented group of creative Australians who chase success but by their own rules is also an honour, so I cannot wait to help bring the luxurious Mumm experience to life in their marquee.”
Along with the red dress worn by Thot, Lo Sordo also dressed several of the Mumm Birdcage’s special guests.
And as it turns out, Le Sordo was subtly referencing the iconic champagne house with his creations: “The designs are a homage to Mumm’s rich heritage and inspired by the vibrant colours and design of the Mumm Cordon Rouge Sash. The silhouette and accentuated shoulder is inspired by the structure of a rose bush while the touches of silk are reminiscent of a soft petal.”
There’s no doubt Lo Sordo has more to come in that sense. Watch us as we wait not-so-patiently for his next collection.