Top model Megal Gale, Australia's greatest gift to Italy, will be the star attraction at this year's
Melbourne Fashion Festival.

And Melbourne's own singing sensation, Tina Arena, will be in front row during the week of the festival, which is shaping to be the biggest.

Festival director Robert Buckingham said that this celebration made the involvement of success stories such as Gale & Arena even more important.

"Tina loves clothes, she wears them really well & is a great ambassador for Australain fashion," Mr
Buckingham said.

"She is really excited about being a special guest of the festival.  Having Megan will be fantastic - she loves working on the catwalk & to have her presence in Melbourne is sure to create a real buzz."

The week-long event will show off the winter 2001 collections of the country's top designers & rising