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Love it or not, we’re all a bit obsessed with the Brownlow red carpet – The Age

From the ‘DIY’ days of buying a dress from the local shops, to the country’s biggest red carpet – AFL’s annual best-and-fairest award has been on a journey.



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In 2000, TheAge’s then fashion editor, Janice Breen Burns, opined that the gaudy gowns of the late ’90s Brownlow Medal the AFL’s annual best-and-fairest award had been replaced with something (slightly) more sophisticated. “The night once dominated by peroxide and scary cleavages has evolved into a watchable feast of damnably nice frocks,” she wrote.
Describing her own turn “as a handbag” at the 2001 Brownlow, the same year Tania Buckley, wi…

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