No excuses are needed for dressing up on most cruise ships. Least of all on a grand liner like the Queen Mary 2, where high tea is followed by high fashion ballgowns every evening.
So it will be an ideal setting for a fashion show when flamboyant Australian designer Alex Perry launches his 2009 autumn and winter collection on board in Sydney Harbour on February 26.
Perry, whose gowns have been modelled by Elle Macpherson, Linda Evangelista and Lily Cole, specialises in outfits which are low at the front and high at the hem.
“Things that don’t have a slight sexiness about them don’t do it for me,” Perry said of one string-strapped corset top and skirt he designed.
Last year he had racegoers’ temperatures rising with a fashion show at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse.
There had better not be any catty catwalk remarks on the QM2 about bulbous bows or transom sterns.