Pictured left to right: Jill Macken from Meath (Winner Anthony Ryan’s Best Dressed Lady Galway Races 2006) and Rosanna Davison guest judge for this year’s Anthony Ryan’s Best Dressed Lady Competition at the Galway Races Summer Festival at the launch of the Anthony Ryan’s Best Dressed Lady on the 2nd of August 2012 at the Galway Races. Photo: Andrew Downes.
Ladies Day at Galway Races
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Ladies Day at Galway Races
A stellar judging panel has been lined up to judge this prestigious fashion competition including former Miss World Rosanna Davison, Fashion editor of the Irish Independent Bairbre Power and Editor of Social & Personal Magazine PJ Gibbons.
The premier fashion event on the Irish racing calendar, Ladies Day at the Galway Races attracts the crème de la crème of the Irish fashion elite competing for the coveted prize package and title of Anthony Ryan’s Best Dressed Lady.
This stakes are high for this year’s Anthony Ryan’s Best Dressed Competition which boasts a prize fund of €20,000, with the Best Dressed Lady set to scoop a prize worth €12,000.
This year’s Anthony Ryan’s Best Dressed Lady will walk away with a one carat diamond solitaire pendant valued at €8000, a shopping spree worth €1500 in Anthony Ryan’s, Galway and €1000 cash. She will also receive a Lancôme Presentation Gift Hamper worth over €500 and a corporate hospitality package for Galway Races October Bank Holiday Racing Festival to include dinner and champagne reception.
The prize for the winner of the ‘Best Hat’ is a €1500 shopping spree at Anthony Ryan’s Galway. All finalists at the Anthony Ryan’s Best Dressed marquee will be presented with a special collection of Lancôme cosmetics compliments of University Pharmacy, Galway.
Judging this year’s competition are three of the best known names in the Irish fashion industry –former Miss World Rosanna Davison, Bairbre Power, Fashion Editor of the Irish Independent and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent Weekend magazine, and PJ Gibbons, Editor, Social and Personal Magazine.
They will be joined by well known faces from the Galway fashion scene Patricia McCrossan, Managing Director, Galway NOW and Mandy Maher, Catwalk Model Agency.
Celebrating over 100 years in the fashion business, award winning department store Anthony Ryan’s Ltd is delighted to celebrate 10 years of sponsoring the Best Dressed Lady and Best Hat Competition.
Ladies interested in taking part in this year’s Anthony Ryan’s Best Dressed Lady Competition are asked to arrive from midday as the finalists will be chosen by 2.30pm.
There is no entry required for the competition. Anthony Ryan’s Scouts and Judges will mingle through the crowd and will invite selected finalists to the judging marquee which is located adjacent to the champagne tent in the race enclosure.
The winning outfits will be announced at 3.30pm.
For more details follow Galway Races Ladies Day on Facebook www.facebook.com/ladiesday and on Twitter @ladiesdaygalway.