Australian born and raised, Jessica Kahawaty will be coming home from her current base in Dubai to The Birdcage as exclusive guest of Emirates on Emirates Melbourne Cup Day.
Jessica – a model, former Miss World Australia and a philanthropist – has become a household name as host of Project Runway Middle East and has graced the covers of L'Officiel, Elle and Marie Claire as well as working with global brands including Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Rolls Royce and Ralph Lauren.
Attending her first Melbourne Cup Carnival, Jessica is looking forward to heading to Melbourne to help Emirates celebrate 20 years of operation in Australia with its Australian themed marquee.
'The Melbourne Cup is such an iconic Australian occasion – on a national, sporting and social level- and I am honoured to be attending this year. My connections to both Australia and the Middle East region make this an even more special trip and I can't wait to take in the Birdcage in all its glory".
And with her experience on Project Runway, the former Miss World runner-up looks forward to seeing the fashion on Emirates Melbourne Cup Day.
'During my career, I've had the pleasure of working with the crème de la crème of the fashion world so I've come to know a thing or two about -frocks'. With the Emirates Melbourne Cup being such an iconic fashion and racing moment in Australia, I simply cannot wait to be a part of the action!".