Model Adut Akech Stuns At Lexus Melbourne Cup

Robyn Foyster Robyn Foyster has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team


Nov 03, 2022

It was the day that stopped the nation but when it came to fashion on the fields for the Lexus Melbourne Cup it was the South Sudanese-Australian model Adut Akech who captured all the attention. 

Adut stole the show with her stunning red dress in what was a first sighting with her beau.  

Adut Akech

Flanked by her family and friends, she held hands with her boyfriend Samuel as she sauntered into the LANDMARK by Lexus entertainment pavilion ahead of the race that stops the nation.

Adut Akech
Adut Akech with family and friends

Donning a jaw-dropping red Effie Kats dress, the second time she has worn the striking colour, and Stephen Jones Millinery hat, Akech certainly left a mark on guests as she experienced the luxury space.

Adut Akech
Adut Akech

Many other big names were seen wearing their best, such as Australian singer Sheldon Riley, racing royalty Kate Waterhouse and Emma Freedman, TV presenters Lisa Wilkinson and Melissa Leong as well as Australian actress Anna Torv.

Masterchef Australia judges Andy Allen, Melissa Leong and Jock Zonfrillo at the Melbourne Cup

The race itself was won by Gold Trip who romped home ahead of Emissary and High Emocean, with favourite Deauville Legend beaten into fourth.

Gold Trip had finished second in the Caulfield Cup, and a week later raced unsuccessfully in the Cox Plate but he made up for that by winning the race that stops the nation.


By Robyn Foyster Robyn Foyster has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team


Robyn Foyster is the owner and publisher of the lifestyle websites, and She is the only person to edit and publish Australia's three biggest flagship magazines - The Australian Women's Weekly, Woman's Day and New Idea. Robyn was Group Publisher of Bauer Media's most successful and prestigious magazines including Woman's Day, Good Health, Grazia and ran Hearst in Australia including Harper’s BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan and madison. Voted one of B&T's 30 Most Powerful Women In Media at the Women in Media Awards Robyn was a keynote speaker at Pause 2021, Cebit & J&J Women In Leadership. Robyn was also the winner of the prestigious Magazine Publisher Association’s Editor of the Year award.



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