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Horse races notwithstanding, Coco Rocha should really be declared winner of the Melbourne Cup. Over the course of the week, the model rolled through in a collection of stunning ensembles and hats that took avant-garde to new heights, all while respecting tradition (no easy feat) and adding a sense of play to her style. Best of all, looks like Coco truly enjoyed her day-by-day ruling of this annual Australian event (check out those fierce, hands-on-hips poses) in which she served as a judge of the Myer Fashions on the Field competition.
A brief recap as to Coco's domination: First, it was the geometric-print dress we nicknamed the Queen of Hearts Dress. (It captured our hearts so much we wrote a whole analysis about its whimsical play on tradition).
Coco Rocha arrives during Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 5, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Getty Images)more pics »Then, this Mariachi-inspired suit, complete with bolero jacket featuring bejeweled trim.
Coco Rocha arrives at the VRC Oaks Club Luncheon at the Crown Palladium on November 6, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Getty Images)more pics »
And, then, the sartorial kicker: this gorgeous golden lace number (by Aussie designer Anthony Capon) that's more than a sculpture than it is a dress, with a matching fascinator/ headpiece that looks to be inspired by the racehorses themselves.
Celebrities attend the Oaks Race Day in Melbourne, Australia on November 7, 2013. (Bauer Griffin)more pics But then, Coco Rocha always dazzles...
Coco Rocha arrives at the VRC Oaks Club Luncheon at the Crown Palladium on November 6, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Getty Images)more pics »See more Coco, here: