He’s the Hollywood actor nobody might have predicted would turn out to be the star of this yr’s Penfold’s Victoria Derby Day.
However whereas Matt Damon stole the present at Flemington, attending as a visitor of the LANDMARK by Lexus marquee contained in the Birdcage on Saturday, there was one other outstanding element within the snaps of him having fun with the occasion alongside his spouse Luciana Damon.
The distinguished annual carnival held by Victoria Racing Membership (VRC) is beloved for showcasing native style – and Luciana, whose surname was Barroso earlier than she married her husband, stayed true to this Derby Day ethos.
Whereas it’s not a compulsory rule, the 46-year-old made her trackside debut sporting a customized robe from Australian designer Rebecca Vallance, proving she’d carried out her analysis forward of the calendar occasion.
“It’s such an honour to decorate Hollywood royalty like Luciana and have her sporting certainly one of our designs,” Vallance informed information.com.au.
“We labored intently with stylist Suzy Eskander to create this practice search for Derby Day, embellished with hand-beaded pearls and boned corsetry.”
In reality, the model love Luciana’s customized robe a lot, Vallance revealed to information.com.au it’ll turn out to be a characteristic in its subsequent assortment.
“We love the drama of the standard 7/8 size and can be launching the Anelise midi in to shops in Could subsequent yr,” she mentioned.
In a photograph obtained completely by information.com.au contained in the LANDMARK by Lexus marquee, Luciana will be seen dancing alongside her well-known husband within the putting $1100 costume with intricate beading.
She additionally posed alongside Vallance within the robe, which Luciana paired with a pair of white pointed heels in addition to a big black hat and darkish sunnies.
Vallance additionally opted to put on one other of her personal designs to be launched within the Could 2024 assortment, a black off the shoulder midi with pearl detailing throughout the bust, and sheer black cloth on the arms.
Damon and Luciana weren’t the one mega celebrities noticed contained in the LANDMARK by Lexus marquee, with Elsa Pataky additionally becoming a member of the Hollywood couple within the three-storey enclosure.
Pataky, the spouse of Australian Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth, was the “visitor of honour” on the Lexus area in 2022. This yr, that esteemed spot went to Brazilian mannequin Alessandra Ambrosio.
Ambrosio shocked in a costume and trench coat by Paris Georgia, paired with Jimmy Choo pumps, a Stephanie Spencer hat, and a Fendi clutch on the star-studded launch to the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Whereas Pataky wore a black mini-dress and an identical hat full with a veil.
Different notable names contained in the unique Lexus space included AFL participant Patrick Cripps, leisure reporter Richard Wilkins and his son, official VRC ambassador Christian Wilkins.
The VRC’s official 2023 worldwide ambassador Gemma Owen was additionally pictured on the Lexus occasion.
Tim Robards and his pregnant spouse Anna Heinrich additionally loved the Lexus choices, together with a singular eating expertise by Luke Mangan.
The Rebecca Vallance model has proved extremely standard all through the 2023 Spring Racing Carnival since festivities kicked off in September, with attire and fits made by the posh style home being sported usually at each Flemington and Royal Randwick.