Gemma Ward knows what it’s like to walk a runway. She’s graced more than we can count. So it was all a nice change of pace for her to watch, rather than walk, at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia last week, saying the FROW experience was “glamorous and fun”.
In her role as guest editor for Vogue Australia, Gemma was able to ditch the gruelling hours of run-throughs and fittings, although we’re thinking she still endured hair and makeup, and simply dedicate her time to being fabulous sandwiched between the likes of Christine Centenera and Edwina McCann.
“So with my week done at Fashion Week and my first experience sitting front row complete, I’m feeling more like ‘I could get used to this!'” Gemma wrote in her MBFWA review for Vogue Australia.
“It was decidedly glamorous and fun, and a little less hectic than the fashion weeks I remember participating in,” the model, who has returned to the industry after a six-year hiatus, added. “It was wonderful seeing the whole collection of looks in a designer’s show rather than just the handful of snippets you see backstage beside what you wear personally. I really enjoyed seeing the whole vision.”
The shows she enjoyed the most include Strateas.Carlucci, Romance Was Born, Maticevski and Ellery, who she opened for. That’s right, Gemma still managed to fit a runway strut in there amongst all the front-row overtaking. And, with a walk like hers, why wouldn’t she?
[Via Vogue Australia]