|Marion Hume at Sleeping Beauty premiere, Cannes|
Marion has the experience and perspective to contribute strongly to designers and taste makers in Australia. Appreciating beauty is not synonymous (or indeed compatible) with trampling others to be top of the heap, and listening to Marion, you feel that this is a woman who cares about the way the world is heading.
The crowd was a sparkling array of celebrities, fashionistas and fashion power brokers (tempting to take photos, but I was a guest, not a photographer). It was a very entertaining talk about her observations over two decades, peppered with lively anecdotes about designers.