Thursday 29 September 2016

Lisa Duffy leads glamorous guests at charitable fashion show luncheon

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Published 18/09/2015 | 16:01

Lisa Duffy at The Etihad Airways International Charity Lunch and Fashion Show in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre.
Lisa Duffy at The Etihad Airways International Charity Lunch and Fashion Show in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre.
Rebecca Storm and Kenny Shearer at The Etihad Airways International Charity Lunch and Fashion Show in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre.
Models Karen Fitzpatrick,Jo Archbold, Sarah Morrissey and Martha Christie at The Etihad Airways International Charity Lunch and Fashion Show in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre.
Paul Harrington and Karole Harrington at The Etihad Airways International Charity Lunch and Fashion Show in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre.
Lorraine Keane at The Etihad Airways International Charity Lunch and Fashion Show in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre.
Amanda Brunker at The Etihad Airways International Charity Lunch and Fashion Show in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre.
Cecelia Ahern at The Etihad Airways International Charity Lunch and Fashion Show in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre.
Yvonne Connolly at The Etihad Airways International Charity Lunch and Fashion Show in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre.
Sarah Morrissey wears a dress by designer Catriona Hanly at The Etihad Airways International Charity Lunch and Fashion Show in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre.
Sarah Morrissey wears a creation by designer Catriona Hanly (Right) at The Etihad Airways International Charity Lunch and Fashion Show in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre.
Miss Candy and Amanda Brunker at The Etihad Airways International Charity Lunch and Fashion Show in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre.
Roz Flanagan and Joan Palmer at The Etihad Airways International Charity Lunch and Fashion Show in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre.
Miss Candy,Lisa Duffy, Amanda Brunker,Yvonne Connolly and Charlotte Bradshaw at The Etihad Airways International Charity Lunch and Fashion Show in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre.
Ellen O Reilly Dunlop of Rape Crisis Centre and Amanda Brunker at The Etihad Airways International Charity Lunch and Fashion Show in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre.

Lisa Duffy, Amanda Brunker, Yvonne Connolly, Norah Casey and Lorraine Keane stepped out in style today for a luncheon in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre.

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The 'Etihad Airways 20th International Fashion Lunch' was hosted by former Miss Ireland and author, Amanda Brunker.

Amanda Brunker at The Etihad Airways International Charity Lunch and Fashion Show in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre.
Amanda Brunker at The Etihad Airways International Charity Lunch and Fashion Show in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre.

Amanda, with the help of catwalk queen Miss Candy, welcomed high profile guests to the annual event in Dublin's 5 star Westin Hotel.

In its twenty year history, the event has raised over €2.5 million for the Rape Crisis Centre,

Miss Candy and Amanda Brunker at The Etihad Airways International Charity Lunch and Fashion Show in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre.
Miss Candy and Amanda Brunker at The Etihad Airways International Charity Lunch and Fashion Show in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre.

Socialites and stars such as Lisa Duffy, Yvonne Connolly and Cecilia Ahern arrived to a champagne and Dingle Gin and tonic reception, before sitting down to a five course meal.

Glamorous mum-of-two Lisa looked radiant in a fitted white midi dress and snakeskin accessories.

Lisa Duffy at The Etihad Airways International Charity Lunch and Fashion Show in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre.
Lisa Duffy at The Etihad Airways International Charity Lunch and Fashion Show in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre.

Lisa and husband Keith Duffy recently celebrated their daughter Mia's outstanding Junior Certificate results.

The former Boyzone star gushed, "I never thought any of this would happen for her" as Mia, who was diagnosed with autism as a baby, achieved impressive marks in the State exams.

Read more: 'I never thought any of this would happen for her' - Proud dad Keith Duffy celebrates daughter Mia's 'unbelievable' Junior Cert results

Later in the day, the First Lady of Irish Musical Theatre, Rebecca Storm, performed some of her Broadway musical hits and Eurovision winner Paul Harrington and his band entertained the guests.

Yvonne Connolly at The Etihad Airways International Charity Lunch and Fashion Show in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre.
Yvonne Connolly at The Etihad Airways International Charity Lunch and Fashion Show in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre.

Beatrice Cosgrove, General Manager for Etihad Airways in Ireland, said: “The International Charity Lunch and Fashion Show is an important date in our calendar. As a company, we look to associate ourselves with events and causes that reflect our own position as a catalyst for change, so we are delighted to be involved with this year‘s event in Dublin.”

A highlight of the event was an exclusive fashion show by Irish designer Catriona Hanly who gave a sneak preview of her A/W collection, as modelled by Sarah Morrissey, Karen Fitzpatrick,Jo Archbold and Martha Christie.

Models Karen Fitzpatrick,Jo Archbold, Sarah Morrissey and Martha Christie at The Etihad Airways International Charity Lunch and Fashion Show in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre.
Models Karen Fitzpatrick,Jo Archbold, Sarah Morrissey and Martha Christie at The Etihad Airways International Charity Lunch and Fashion Show in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre.

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