The Annual Allan Border Medal saw the Australian Cricket Team ditching the baggy green in favour of sharp tux’s and accompanied by their wives and girlfriends who were dressed worthy of the Oscars Red Carpet! Australian luxury fashion designer and Black Tie 4 Breast Cancer ambassador, Rachel Gilbert announced her engagement to TV personality, Tom Williams.
Hot on the tail of the Academy Awards, the annual Allan Border Medal rivalled the Oscars as the Australian Cricketers and WAGs brought some hollywood sparkle to the red carpet at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne.
Man of the hour and first-time Australian Captain, Michael Clarke managed to snag his third Allan Border Medal with girlfriend Kyly Boldy by his side. The pair made a stunning red carpet statement with a glamourous Kyly in a black Louis Vuitton gown, which she admitted she had been stitched into!
Shane Warne was inducted into the Cricket Australia Hall of Fame and although fiancee Liz Hurley was unable to attend, he brought along his three children Brooke, Summer and Jackson.The cricket veteran was ‘humbled’ by the honour.
Hurley had tweeted, ”Really wish I could have been in Australia with SW … sadly, had to stay in NY shooting Gossip Girl. Have to earn my humble crust … sob.”
Rescu. loved Shane Watson’s wife, Lee Furlong’s divine, floor-length, emerald velvet gown by Johanna Johnson. Furlong praised the designer, ”She makes the most beautiful things. I’m really thrilled she could make it for me.”
Ricky Ponting’s wife, Rianna, wore a midnight-navy gown by Steven Khalil, the same designer who made her wedding dress. Her fingers were adorned with Nic Cerrone diamonds from her ”very generous husband”.
Cameron White arrived with partner Jacqui Morris opted for a Rachel Gilbert gown and Kozminsky jewellery. ”I’ve been coming for seven years,” she said. ”I try to do something a little different.’
Rescu. sends our ‘Congratulations!’ to Australian fashion designer Rachel Gilbert and television and radio personality, Tom Williams who have become engaged!
Tom popped the question to Rachel as the pair dined at their favourite restaurant, Buzo in Woollahra, Sydney.
The couple that have been dating 2011, initially met at the Cleo Bachelor of the Year party and have been together ever since.
Tom confirmed their newly engaged status on Twitter, saying “Its true! @RachelGilbertau and I are getting married. We are both thrilled and overwhelmed by all our family and friends love and support.”
Rachel has been a busy woman of late as an ambassador for Black Tie for Breast Cancer (BT4BC).