Stylish Ducks Waddle Down the Catwalk in Annual Fashion Show

Forget about New York Fashion Week or the Paris runway. In Sydney, Australia, well-dressed ducks steal the scene at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. It's here that the waterfowl are outfitted in elegant pink, green and yellow gowns, and even have tiny matching hats, too! They waddle down the catwalk at the Pied Piper Duck Show, and the adorable sight is considered one of the highlights of the annual event, which overall attracts an average of 900,000 visitors.

Brian Harrington, a quirky Australian farmer, is the man behind the fashion show. He's run it for the past three decades, and works with a professional dressmaker who individually styles each duck to a theme or era. They've covered daywear, evening attire, bridal outfits, and more. Currently, they're showcasing costumes from the 1800's era as well as favorites from the past.

Haute couture isn't the only waterfowl-related event that you'll see at the Easter Show. Duck racing also has crowds laughing and cheering their favorite contender onto victory.

Brian Harrington website
via [Lost At E Minor and Amusing Planet]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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