There are dinner jackets and dinner jackets; this is the latter.
- Vesper Lynd (Casino Royale)
Thursday night I attended the Dressed to Kill cocktail party; a fundraising black tie event hosted by Wear for Success - a non-profit agency dedicated to dressing Melbourne's disadvantaged men. The charity provides men with clothing appropriate for job interviews, joining the workforce, or important meetings. It's a great cause and I was happy to get behind it.
What made the event extra special was that it was held at the Melbourne Museum, currently housing the Designing 007 - 50 Years of Bond Style exhibition. I may not be the biggest James Bond aficionado, but Bond has always been an icon of style and so to see 50 years worth of costumes, props, gadgets and clips from the films in a private tour of the exhibition was a great experience.
It was a memorable night where I was able to catch up with friends and support a great cause, all while having a rare opportunity to dress up in black tie.