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.