Her infamous gold hot pants would have probably been deemed a little too hot for the sensibilities of His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, the chief executive officer of Qatar Airways who was among the 300 VIPs invited to see Kylie Minogue welcome the airline’s inaugural flight from Sydney on Thursday night.
Instead Minogue opted for a more restrained ensemble – a bedazzled harem pant suit with a glittery shawl – and performed a medley of her hits including Wow, Better The Devil You Know, Spinning Around, Can’t Get You Out Of My Head, Celebration, and Step Back In Time for the VIPs invited to the swanky soiree at Darling Harbour’s Dockside floating event space, with female guests asked to dress “modestly”, which considering Sydney’s usual fleshy red carpet dress codes presented quite a challenge for some.
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Among those VIPS warmly welcoming the Qatar crew were NSW minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Stuart Ayres, Sydney Airport CEO Kerrie Mather, Chairman of the Australian Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mohamed Hage, billionaire fast food baron Jack Cowin and Destination NSW chairman John Hartigan.
Written by Andrew Hornery (Sydney Morning Herald)