Best Dressed Lady Press Release 2012
Anthony Ryan’s Celebrates 10 Years of Sponsoring Best Dressed Lady Competitions at Galway Races Ladies Day
Former Miss World Rosanna Davison Joins Judging Panel for Premier Fashion Event of Irish Racing Calendar
€20,000 Prize Fund for Anthony Ryan’s Best Dressed Lady Competition
Celebrating 10 years of sponsoring the Best Dressed Lady Competition at the Galway Races, Anthony Ryan’s Galway has announced details of this year’s event which takes place on Ladies Day, Thursday 2ndAugust 2012.
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.
DETAILS OF PRIZES
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.
“As Galway’s longest established independent department store, we are proud to continue our association with the Galway Races as we mark our 10thyear of sponsoring the Best Dressed Lady and Best Hat Competition on Ladies Day,” said Anthony Ryan, Managing Director, Anthony Ryan’s Ltd.
“First past the post for style, flamboyance and extravagant ensembles, Anthony Ryan’s Best Dressed Competition has continued to eclipse all other events and attract participation levels unmatched anywhere else in the country,” continued Mr. Ryan.
“Winners of the Anthony Ryan’s best Dressed Competition in previous years have impressed our judges with their stylish ensembles appropriate for daytime summer racing. This year our distinguished panel of judges will be on a quest to find a lady with an innate sense of style who demonstrates the ability to put together a winning ensemble, complimenting the wearer and the occasion. Individuality, elegance and true style will be the order of the day,” he concluded.
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.
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