International fashionistas turned out in force at the Goodwood Revival on Saturday to compete for the prestigious ‘Best Dressed’ award.
Since its beginning, fashion has long been an integral part of the annual historic motor racing event, with most attendees dressing in period attire from the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s for the occasion.
As such, each year the daily ‘Best Dressed’ competition is hotly contested and so far the 2014 event has been no exception.
After being selected by a dedicated team, the finalists came together to compete for the three prizes available for both men and women who have gone the extra mile. Today’s proceedings were given an international vibe as former model, Elise Maillet, took the grand prize of flowers and a magnum of Veuve Clicquot Champagne.
On being named as the winner, Elise, from Rouen, France, said: “It is my fourth year at this great festival and I was very happy to win, especially as all of today’s finalists looked so amazing. I spent a year putting together my outfit sourcing items from a range of vintage shops in France, and I actually found my hat in Seville, Spain.”
Head of the judging panel was photographer and editor of Men’s File, Nick Clements, who said: “Elise had an extreme elegance which evokes an emotional response, coupled with an outfit which was put together in a way that is almost an art form, she did an amazing job.”
Compère and writer, Tristan Langlois, said: “Over the past four years as compère for the awards presentation, I’ve found it very interesting to see that the passion driving the motorsport element of the event, also drives the dedication to fashion of the attendees. This year the standard is higher than ever.
“Elise’s attention to detail goes deeper than just her clothing, the way she carries herself makes the end result look effortless.”
A full gallery of Best Dressed Finalists will be published on the Men’s File Facebook page.