Queenstown ball’s best-dressed belle and beau


Red was the colour of success on Friday night as Megan Reilly and Aaron Halstead took out the Best Dressed Couple award at Queenstown’s Locals Ball. 

The belle of the ball wore an origami-style satin number she recently picked up in Melbourne while her beau looked rather royal in his long costume coat. 

For their win, Reilly picked up a $300 fur vest for winter from local label Claire Bloom and Halstead scored a Louis Vuitton tie. 

The pair were among hundreds of ballgoers glammed up and paying $70 each for the big night out in the Memorial Hall. 

The ball was a fundraiser for the hall’s much-needed facelift. 

“There’s a tendency in Queenstown to dress down a little,” award co-sponsor and local fashion designer Claire Brinsley says. 

“The ball provided a rare opportunity for everyone to look stunning and make a real effort,” she adds.