Margaret Court Arena turns runway for Melbourne Fashion Festival

Melbourne’s fashion elite descended on Margaret Court Arena (MCA) in March to witness the closing runway of the PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival.

In a first for MCA, the venue was transformed into a runway fit for haute couture, with Australia’s leading designers, including Carla Zampatti, Mariam Seddiq, Jasongrech and Leo Lin, dazzling with their impressive collections.

Over three thousand guests were treated to a tailored retail menu as part of the event, while VIPs also enjoyed a function at CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park.

The first event in MCA in 300 days, the Closing Runway showed off the venue’s versatility and its place as Melbourne & Olympic Parks’ home for unique, exciting events.

In 2021, MCA hosted Summertime at the Ballet for the first time, with the venue regularly playing host to a diverse program of events and acting as a launchpad for up-and-coming artists.

MCA now eagerly awaits a full program for the remainder of the year, with comedians Chris Rock and Carl Barron, a speaking series featuring Shaquille O’Neal, family favourites PAW Patrol Live! and music acts including DMA’S, Guy Sebastian, Louis Tomlinson, Rex Orange County and alt-J slated to take the stage.