Did You Know There’s an Annual Duck Fashion Show In Sydney?

Forget about “New York Fashion Week”. In Sydney, Australia, well-dressed ducks steal the scene at the annual “Pied Piper Duck Show”, an event that’s part of Sydney’s “Royal Easter Show” for more than 30 years, and the adorable sight is considered one of the highlights of the annual event, which overall attracts an average of 900,000 visitors. It’s organized by farmer Brian Harrington, and each fowl member receives three outfits. One for day, one for evening, and one for a wedding. Because, after all, how else is he going to show off his haberdashery skills? Not by dressing them for the beach, that’s for sure.

Annual duck fashion show.

The costumes are covered in beautiful detail and made from the finest materials by top designer dressmakers. According to Brian Harrington these feathered models are just as talented as their human counterparts. Both hens and drakes take part in their fashion finery, so no discrimination is going on. Top hats, bustles, corset dresses, and tiny lady hats are all common sights on the duck runway. And at the end – they get to vote on their favorites! What’s not to love about this?

Annual duck fashion show.

Annual duck fashion show.

Annual duck fashion show.

Annual duck fashion show.

Annual duck fashion show.

Annual duck fashion show.

Annual duck fashion show.

Annual duck fashion show.

Annual duck fashion show.

Annual duck fashion show.

Annual duck fashion show.

Annual duck fashion show.

Annual duck fashion show.

Annual duck fashion show.

Annual duck fashion show.

10 thoughts on “Did You Know There’s an Annual Duck Fashion Show In Sydney?”

  1. I can’t even get a cape on my cat. How on earth do you get the ducks (or geese!) into these things and then out again? Seems dangerous for the humans involved. 🤣

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  2. Well, I think many of the ladies’ costumes are rather fetching. I would like to see something a little more daring though, like Jean Paul Gautier.

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  3. AL’s comment gave me an idea: Competition Canadian Goose Dressing. You get 15 minutes to dress your Canadian Goose in their costume. Winner gets a cash prize and free medical care for injuries incurred during competition.

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  4. There are Runner Ducks, noted for their slim, up-right stance and”yes they do run! ” They are also prolific egg layers and contributed to the development of the” Khaki Campbell” which is the main and highest output egg layer today.

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