Monday 18 December 2017

Jane Given and Annette Rocca make for a stylish pair at Irish Derby launch

Annette Rocca & Jane Given pictured on Wednesday, 3rd June at The Marker hotel for the launch of the 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby
Annette Rocca & Jane Given pictured on Wednesday, 3rd June at The Marker hotel for the launch of the 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby
Anna Fortune pictured on Wednesday, 3rd June at The Marker hotel for the launch of the 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby
Amanda Byram pictured on Wednesday, 3rd June at The Marker hotel for the launch of the 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby
Cathy O’Connor pictured on Wednesday, 3rd June at The Marker hotel for the launch of the 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby
Aoife Walsh pictured on Wednesday, 3rd June at The Marker hotel for the launch of the 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Two of Ireland's most famous socialites proved their style icon status

Jane Given, who was married to Irish footballer Shay for 12 years before splitting in 2013, turned heads in a grey fitted Victoria Beckham dress at the launch of the Dubai Duty Free Derby at the Marker Hotel last night.

She was joined by her good pal Annette, who opted for a more colourful creation in a bold blue number with a burnt orange clutch and complementary headpiece.

The Derby is often hailed as Ireland's answer to Royal Ascot and this year will see tv Amanda Byram presenter leading the charge of best dressed women vying for the Most Stylish Lady title on Saturday, June 27 during 'Derby Day' at The Curragh Racecourse.

Amanda Byram pictured on Wednesday, 3rd June at The Marker hotel for the launch of the 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby
Amanda Byram pictured on Wednesday, 3rd June at The Marker hotel for the launch of the 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby

This year's prize is valued at an estimated €20,000, featuring goodies from Dubai Duty Free, Boodles and The Marker Hotel.

Last night's VIP launch also saw Irish Independent Fashion Editor Bairbre Power, stylist Cathy O'Connor, former Miss Ireland Aoife Walsh and style queen Celia Holman Lee don their finest headpieces to get in the racing spirit.

Aoife Walsh pictured on Wednesday, 3rd June at The Marker hotel for the launch of the 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby
Aoife Walsh pictured on Wednesday, 3rd June at The Marker hotel for the launch of the 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby
Cathy O’Connor pictured on Wednesday, 3rd June at The Marker hotel for the launch of the 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby
Cathy O’Connor pictured on Wednesday, 3rd June at The Marker hotel for the launch of the 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby

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