Luncheon has focus on fashion
AFTER a wet and dreary week, the winter sun made a welcome return on Saturday for the Get Ready for Racing fashion and photographic luncheon in the courtyard of the Grafton Regional Gallery.
Hopefully the perfect weather will prove a good omen for this year’s July Racing Carnival which was also officially launched as part of the event.
Approximately 100 ladies and a handful of gents indulged in summery bubbles and dined on Georgie’s roast lamb and risotto while fashions from Grafton boutiques Blossom & Co and Ome Omine, topped off with millinery by Samantha Campbell, glided by.
One of those present who has certainly seen his fair share of stylish attire was special guest Geoffrey Lee, a leading fashion photographer of the 50s, 60s and 70s who was on hand to open his exhibition.
While Mr Lee has photo- graphed the likes of 60s British ‘supermodel’ Jean Shrimpton and Hollywood stars including Elizabeth Taylor,
he thoroughly enjoyed the spectacle, unable to resist pulling out his ‘point and shoot’ to capture a few moments during the course of the afternoon.
Earlier that day Mr Lee gave curious fans a glimpse into the life of a hard-working fashion photographer from those decades when the photographic technology was less forgiving.
Mr Lee’s exhibition – Fashion and Beauty Photography from the 50s, 60s and 70s – will be showing at the Grafton Regional Gallery loft until July 4.