Danielle Laidley made her first appearance on the Brownlow Medal red carpet, stunning guests in a white dress, alongside partner Donna Leckie.
The biggest night on the AFL calendar began with the stars of the game and top medal contenders walk the famous red carpet.
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Among the guests walking the carpet on Sunday night was former West Coast and North Melbourne player and manager Dani Laidley.
Laidley turned heads in a white off-the-shoulder Marquise Atelier dress, styled by fashion icon Lana Wilkinson as she appeared hand-in-hand with Ms Leckie, also stunning in white.
Laidley credited Wilkinson for putting together her look.
“It was wonderful,” she told Channel 7.
“Lana Wilkinson and her team, Megan who put all our dresses together, Jade with the makeup.
“It was just phenomenal and I just said when we came down the stairs that, you know, we’re so grateful and overwhelmed for what you’ve done for us.
“To get here tonight and go enjoy the night of nights we haven’t had in several years.”
Laidley said his pick to win the Brownlow was Fremantle’s Andrew Brayshaw.
“In particular, the first two-thirds of his season have been exceptional,” she said.
“And I have to say I’m very attached to the Brayshaws, so I would like him to cross the line. Hopefully he can hang on in the last few games to win tonight. I think it’s just going to be a wonderful end of the night.
The former coach recently said she was open to continuing her journey as an Australian Rules coach in the future, but said she did not foresee it being at the top level.
The 55-year-old, formerly known as Dean Laidley, recently shared a press company exclusive, a look at her journey to becoming a proud and contented transgender woman, living happily with her partner and sharing her story.
During this year interview with press companythe former AFL great also opened up about her attempted suicide – involving drugs and self-asphyxiation, and her battle with gender dysphoria.
Laidley also recently published an autobiography, titled Don’t Look Away: A Memoir of Identity and Acceptance.
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