Will AFL WAGs will miss out on their big night? Red carpet fashion extravaganza before the Brownlow Medal looks set to be cancelled because of coronavirus
When Rebecca Judd walked the red carpet in a plunging gown in 2004 she became a household name.
But this year’s AFL WAGS look like they are going to miss out on the opportunity.
The Herald Sun reported on Saturday that the red carpet fashion extravaganza before the Brownlow Medal is set to be cancelled.
Will AFL WAGs will miss out on their big night? The Sun Herald reported on Saturday that Brownlow Medals looks to cancel the red carpet fashion extravaganza prior to awards which made Rebecca Judd (left) a household name in 2014 when she wore a red gown with a plunging neckline (Pictured with husband Chris Judd)
The arrivals- or ‘gownlow’ as it has been nicknamed, is likely to be quashed in favour of a more low-key event this year due to social distancing restriction caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
‘There will be a Brownlow Medal this year but as an event, it will look very different to what we are used to,’ a source told the publication.
‘Let’s be honest, if we are at the stage where we can have 10 people in a cafe in May it is hard to see that by October we are going to be able to have 1300 people in the Palladium at Crown,’ they added.
What a let-down! The news is sure to be a disappointment to WAGS such as Jessie Murphy (pictured) who spend months preparing for the event and may miss out on lucrative social media deals by not making a red carpet splash (Pictured with husband Marc in 2019)
The news is sure to be a disappointment to WAGS who spend months preparing for the event and may miss out on lucrative social media deals by not making a red carpet splash.
Local designers will also miss out on the annual media coverage and exposure that can ‘make or break’ their brand.
This years AFL season will resume on June 11 after being delayed due to the current health crisis.
The AFL has not commented yet regarding whether the awards will go ahead this year.
Hurting the local fashion industry: Local designers will also miss out on the annual media coverage and exposure that can ‘make or break’ their brand when a former WAG like Nadia Bartel (Pictured in 2019) brings when she wears their gown
If the Brownlow ceremony is ditched, they would be the latest in a long list of award season casualties who have succumb to the virus.
The 2020 APRA Music Awards ceremony is being held virtually on May 26 due to strict social distancing rules to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
A half-hour virtual red carpet will precede the event, where nominees including Guy Sebastian and Tones and I have been encouraged to dress up and post a photo to their social media accounts.
Not on: The 2020 TV Week Logie Awards ceremony will also not go ahead due to the coronavirus pandemic as announced by Bauer Media. Pictured: The Voice coaches Delta Goodrem and Kelly Rowland at last year’s event
‘I will wear something flash on top and still be in my boxers’: Last month, Guy Sebastian joked he will dress down for this year’s 2020 APRA Music Awards when they go virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pictured with wife Jules Sebastian
Last month, Guy joked he might dress down a bit more than usual to The Daily Telegraph.
‘I will wear something flash on top and still be in my boxers and thongs down below for my own amusement,’ he said.
The 2020 TV Week Logie Awards will also not go ahead.
In a statement released in April by Fiona Connolly, Group Publisher at Bauer Media, it was announced that the official ceremony, which was slated for June, has been called off.
Instead, showrunners plan to hold a ‘bigger’ and more ‘epic’ event in 2021.
Going hard! The TV WEEK Logie Awards will be back on the Gold Coast, bigger and better than ever in 2021. Pictured: Sonia Kruger at last year’s event