Melbourne Cup 2022: Celebrities arrive in style at Flemington Racecourse

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The Melbourne Cup got off to a great start on Tuesday as Australia’s most famous celebrities descended on Flemington Racecourse to watch the race that stops the country.

Richard Wilkins’ son Christian looked incredibly stylish in a mint green satin Gucci suit and added a feminine touch by putting a glittering tiara on his head.

MasterChef Australia star Melissa Leong followed suit in a pale pink tuxedo paired with a white cardigan.

Richard Wilkins' son Christian looked incredibly stylish in a mint green satin Gucci suit as he arrived at the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday

Richard Wilkins’ son Christian looked incredibly stylish in a mint green satin Gucci suit as he arrived at the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday

Meanwhile, Tayla Damir brightened up the dreary Melbourne Day in a bright yellow satin turtleneck dress worn under a sensible herringbone coat.

She arrived on the arm of her new husband, AFL star Nathan Broad, who looked dashing in a checked suit.

The former Love Island star completed her look with a matching bright yellow headband, gold strappy sandals and a black leather Chloe handbag.

MasterChef Australia star Melissa Leong followed suit in a pale pink tuxedo paired with a white cardigan

MasterChef Australia star Melissa Leong followed suit in a pale pink tuxedo paired with a white cardigan

MasterChef Australia star Melissa Leong followed suit in a pale pink tuxedo paired with a white cardigan

Meanwhile, Tayla Damir brightened up the dreary Melbourne day in a bright yellow satin turtleneck dress and worn under a sensible herringbone coat

Meanwhile, Tayla Damir brightened up the dreary Melbourne day in a bright yellow satin turtleneck dress and worn under a sensible herringbone coat

Meanwhile, Tayla Damir brightened up the dreary Melbourne day in a bright yellow satin turtleneck dress and worn under a sensible herringbone coat

Delta Goodrem made a style statement in a Dolce & Gabbana midi dress decorated with a colorful floral print

Delta Goodrem made a style statement in a Dolce & Gabbana midi dress decorated with a colorful floral print

Delta Goodrem made a style statement in a Dolce & Gabbana midi dress decorated with a colorful floral print

The singer decorated her flamboyant frock with a black top hat complete with a birdcage veil, a mini handbag in red leather and black shoes with bows at the front.

The singer decorated her flamboyant frock with a black top hat complete with a birdcage veil, a mini handbag in red leather and black shoes with bows at the front.

The singer decorated her flamboyant frock with a black top hat complete with a birdcage veil, a mini handbag in red leather and black shoes with bows at the front.

Delta Goodrem made a style statement in a Dolce & Gabbana midi dress decorated with a colorful floral print.

The singer wore her flamboyant dress, valued at about $3,500, with a black top hat complete with a birdcage veil, a red leather mini handbag, and black shoes with bows at the front.

She also wore a pair of black lace gloves and added a touch of red lipstick.

Elsewhere, singer Cody Simpson looked smart in a blue tuxedo and cream pants

Elsewhere, singer Cody Simpson looked smart in a blue tuxedo and cream pants

Elsewhere, singer Cody Simpson looked smart in a blue tuxedo and cream pants

Elsewhere, singer Cody Simpson looked smart in a blue tuxedo and cream pants.

The Olympic swimmer completed his look with checked shorts and brown suede boots.

Rebecca Judd, meanwhile, is set to return to The Birdcage after a three-year hiatus.

The AFL WAG, 39, got up at the crack of dawn on Tuesday and geared up for her big comeback.

She was out of the stylist’s chair as early as 8am and posted a photo of her stunning minimalist makeup look, courtesy of makeup artist-to-the-stars Chantelle Baker.

It’s been a rough few years for the Melbourne Cup thanks to Covid restrictions and cancellations, but this year’s event was back with a vengeance as thousands of gamblers flocked to Flemington.

Socialite and influencer Nadia Fairfax turned heads in a bizarre PVC kimono along with a matching red feathered wizard

Socialite and influencer Nadia Fairfax turned heads in a bizarre PVC kimono along with a matching red feathered wizard

Socialite and influencer Nadia Fairfax turned heads in a bizarre PVC kimono along with a matching red feathered wizard

Rebecca Judd, meanwhile, is set to return to The Birdcage after a three-year hiatus.  The AFL WAG, 39, was ready for her big comeback at the crack of dawn on Tuesday

Rebecca Judd, meanwhile, is set to return to The Birdcage after a three-year hiatus.  The AFL WAG, 39, was ready for her big comeback at the crack of dawn on Tuesday

Rebecca Judd, meanwhile, is set to return to The Birdcage after a three-year hiatus. The AFL WAG, 39, was ready for her big comeback at the crack of dawn on Tuesday

This year’s Melbourne Cup entertainment features an all-Australian lineup, including Australian indie pop powerhouse Sheppard and Colin Hay from Men at Work, who will play Down Under.

Cody Simpson also has the honor of singing the national anthem.

“It’s a huge honour,” the 25-year-old told the Daily Mail Australia on Monday. “It’s the first time I’ve ever done it. I couldn’t be asked to do anything more prestigious.”

Australian singer Cody Simpson, 25, (pictured) faces his biggest challenge yet, which is singing the national anthem for the entire nation at Tuesday's Melbourne Cup Carnival

Australian singer Cody Simpson, 25, (pictured) faces his biggest challenge yet, which is singing the national anthem for the entire nation at Tuesday's Melbourne Cup Carnival

Australian singer Cody Simpson, 25, (pictured) faces his biggest challenge yet, which is singing the national anthem for the entire nation at Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup Carnival

The singer-turned-swimmer also provided an update on his recording career — and what the future might hold.

“Music is still a big part of my life and I train full time, but everyone needs something to balance them, and music to me is just that,” he explained.

“I still play guitar pretty much every day to relax, and when I’m done with the pool, I’ll definitely jump back to music.”

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1667199217 876 Cody Simpson is about to take on his biggest challenge

“It’s a huge honour,” Cody told the Daily Mail Australia on Monday. ‘It’s the first time I’ve ever done it, I couldn’t be asked to do something more prestigious’

“It’s certainly been a few years since I’ve performed in front of so many people. I’m a little nervous, but you’re always nervous before you do something great.”

Cody last visited Flemington in 2015.

VRC chairman Neil Wilson said Simpson was an inspired choice.

‘Cody is an inspiring young Australian who shows us that if you work hard and commit to something, anything is possible and you can achieve your dreams.’

“Music is still a big part of my life and I train full time, but everyone needs something to balance them, and music to me is just that,” he explained.

“Music is still a big part of my life and I train full time, but everyone needs something to balance them, and music to me is just that,” he explained.

“Music is still a big part of my life and I train full time, but everyone needs something to balance them, and music to me is just that,” he explained.

While gamblers in Melbourne woke up this morning to glorious weather, it’s not expected to stay that way all day – with a rain bomb expected to hit the track at some point, as well as freezing temperatures.

The Bureau of Meteorology morning update said there was a 95 percent chance of showers arriving in Melbourne from late morning, with possible hail, and that could develop into a thunderstorm by midday or early evening.

In Sydney, race goers on their way to Randwick Racecourse will do much better with a mostly sunny day and a top of 24C.

This year's Melbourne Cup entertainment will feature an all-Australian lineup, including Australian indie pop powerhouse Sheppard and Colin Hay of Men at Work, (pictured) who will perform 'Down Under'

This year's Melbourne Cup entertainment will feature an all-Australian lineup, including Australian indie pop powerhouse Sheppard and Colin Hay of Men at Work, (pictured) who will perform 'Down Under'

This year’s Melbourne Cup entertainment will feature an all-Australian lineup, including Australian indie pop powerhouse Sheppard and Colin Hay of Men at Work, (pictured) who will perform ‘Down Under’