Virgin Australia makes history with a fashion “Runway in the Sky”

Virgin Australia Airlines made aviation and fashion history when the airline held its first-ever fashion runway in the sky during a flight from Sydney to Melbourne on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, headlined by international model Kelly Gale (above and below).

Flying in from Los Angeles, Gale, a Swedish- Australian model of Indian and Australian descent, best known for her role in the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, said the opportunity is a natural fit. “Aviation runs in the family – my mum is a pilot – so I jumped at the chance to be involved in the Virgin Australia Runway in the Sky and be part of a very unique catwalk!

The event, dubbed ‘Runway in the Sky’, is in celebration of Virgin Australia’s fifth consecutive year as Principal Partner of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF), and  featured Gale and 13 models parading down the aisles of the airline’s Airbus A330 aircraft, wearing celebrated Australian designer label, Ginger and Smart.

Virgin Australia Group Executive Brand, Marketing and Public Affairs Danielle Keighery said Virgin Australia is known for doing things differently and this unique event is the perfect way to take their support for the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion.

All photos by Virgin Australia.