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Cork woman Alex Butler wins €10k Best Dressed Lady prize at the Galway Races

Published 30/07/2015 | 15:54

Alex Butler from Midleton County Cork winner of the Kilkenny best dressed on Ladies Day at the Galway races 2015.
Pic:Mark Condren
Alex Butler from Midleton County Cork winner of the Kilkenny best dressed on Ladies Day at the Galway races 2015. Pic:Mark Condren
Alex Butler from Midleton County Cork winner of the Kilkenny best dressed on Ladies Day at the Galway races 2015. Pic:Mark Condren
Ireland’s leading model, Roz Purcell, judge at the 4 star, Hotel Meyrick’s annual most stylish lady competition on Kilkenny's Ladies Day of Galway Race Week 2015. Roz is flying executive helicopters to the Races
Lady in red, winner Alex Butler, winner of Best Dressed Lady. Photo: Bairbre Power/ Twitter

Cork woman Alex Butler has been named Best Dressed Lady at the Galway Races.

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Butler, from Midleton, nabbed the coveted prize on Ladies Day at the Galway Races, nabbing a €10,000 prize in the process.

It was her red midi length dress by Teria Yabar purchased from a Fermoy boutique, matching headpiece by Jennifer Wrynne and nude Louboutin heels (a gift from her boyfriend) that wowed the judging panel.

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Alex Butler from Midleton County Cork winner of the Kilkenny best dressed on Ladies Day at the Galway races 2015.
Pic:Mark Condren
Alex Butler from Midleton County Cork winner of the Kilkenny best dressed on Ladies Day at the Galway races 2015. Pic:Mark Condren

This year's competition was sponsored by the Kilkenny Group and judges included Irish Independent Fashion Editor Bairbre Power, RTE presenter Maura Derrane, Image Magazine Editor-in-Chief Melanie Morris and owner of the Catwalk Model Agency Mandy Maher.

Judges deliberated at the Kilkenny Marquee after hours of analysing Ireland's best dressed racing revellers vying for a chance at one of the most prestigious prizes on the Irish social calendar.

10 finalists were whittled down early in the afternoon before Ms Butler was crowned winner soon after.

Next up on the winners table was milliner Mary White from Claremorris, Co Mayo, wearing a bespoke outfit by Laura Jayne Halton, who took home the Best Irish Design prize.

Read more: Roz Purcell leads glamorous arrivals for Ladies Day at the Galway Races

Yorkshire native Danielle Gingell scooped the Best Hat prize in a cream and tulle headpiece by American milliner Arturo Rios.

Both prizes arevalued at €2,500 and €4,000 respectively.

The Best Dressed Lady prize consists of a shopping spree at Kilkenny store, bespoke Waterford Crystal, a luxurious staycation from Ireland's Blueblook, some new wardrobe additions courtesy of Aideen Bodkin, a year's worth of hair treatments at Peter Mark, jewellery by Maureen Lynch and a Lancôme cosmetics hamper from University Pharmacy Galway.

Roz Purcell on Ladies Day at the Galway races 2015.
Pic:Mark Condren
Roz Purcell on Ladies Day at the Galway races 2015. Pic:Mark Condren

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