Savills Style Awards Prizes Announced for Leopardstown Christmas Racing

As part of this year’s Leopardstown Christmas Festival, principle partner Savills, has confirmed there will be an award for the best dressed male and female at The Savills Style Awards.

The Awards will take place on Saturday 28 December, which is one of the most significant race days in the Irish Sporting calendar and has been dubbed The Savills Day at Leopardstown.  A total of €6,500 worth of prizes will be available across male and female categories for the best ensemble.

Savills Style Awards
Photo Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography Copyright 2019

This year, in keeping with Savills own branding which focuses on what makes them different; the judges will be looking for a unique style where individuality and personality shine through.  Three judges will be on hand to make the difficult decision on the day; PJ Gibbons, editor of prominent fashion and beauty magazine Social & Personal, and Aisling Kilduff, owner of The Design Centre, and newest Judge Helen Steele, the Irish fashion designer and artist.  Commenting on the launch of the Savills Style Awards, Steele said:

“I am delighted to be involved in the judging of Savills Style Awards at Leopardstown’s Christmas Festival. Dress warm and bright.” 

Prizes for the best dressed male and female category include a gift card for Dundrum Town Centre up to the value of €3,000 as well as lunch for two people in The Shelbourne Hotel, where the winning lady will also get to stay overnight.  Magee 1866, the Donegal Tweed manufactures and designers, will keep the winners suited and booted with a €500 voucher each.

Paula Gannon from Athlone winner of The best Dressed Female Award at the Savills Day at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival.photo Kieran Harnett

Other prizes available on the day include a hat designed by Irish haute couture milliner Philip Treacy, from the Design Centre in Powerscourt, a prize valued at €1,350.  Additionally, hairdresser of the year, Peter Mark is giving winners the opportunity to secure €500 worth of hairdressing – a whole year’s worth of visits. 

Paula Gannon, the winner of Best Dressed Lady in 2018 had this to say of the event:

“Being chosen as 2018 Best Dressed at the Christmas racing festival at Leopardstown Racecourse was the most wonderful way to celebrate the Christmas racing with my family. We love attending the Leopardstown Christmas Festival and to be chosen as best dressed was a great honour. The prizes were wonderful and was a prize which kept giving into 2019; we had the most wonderful stay at the Shelbourne Hotel, a superb gift from the design centre, a huge shopping spree at Magee 1866 and Dundrum shopping centre and I am still availing of the kind services from Peter Marks hairdressing.  As a family we are already planning this year’s festival and cannot wait to attend again to bring our Christmas holiday to a close at Leopardstown Racecourse.”

To enter the Style Awards come along to The Savills Day on Saturday 28 December and present yourself at the Savills Style Awards’ registration desk (within the Christmas Festival Marquee). Fashion scouts will also be present on the day looking for stylish men and women.  For more information, please visit: www.leopardstown.com/Winter-Racing-Fashion/.  Winners will be announced on the day.