The Truth Behind Bec Judd’s Iconic Red Dress

The Truth Behind Bec Judd’s Iconic Red Dress

Two decades ago, Melbourne’s queen WAG Rebecca Judd made her red carpet debut at the 2004 Brownlow Medal in a dress that has become iconic. 

Rebecca burst onto the scene at age 21 when she wore a red dress with a plunging neckline to the 2004 Brownlow Medal alongside her then-boyfriend Chris. 

The outfit, which boasted a neckline that dipped below her belly button and a daring thigh split, was created by Perth designer Ruth Tarvydas, and was valued at $2,000.

The WAG has revealed what happened to the gown after she famously walked down the red carpet wearing before dozens of flashing cameras. 

‘Definitely a moment! Can’t believe it’s been this long!’ the 41-year-old told Zen Design this week of that memorable night. 

The Truth Behind Bec Judd’s Iconic Red Dress

Two decades ago, Melbourne ‘s queen WAG Rebecca Judd made her red carpet debut at the 2004 Brownlow Medal in a dress that has become iconic (pictured)  

Unfortunately, Bec admitted that the gown no longer has pride of place in her designer wardrobe. 

‘The dress was given to charity which was auctioned off and I have not seen it since that night’ she admitted. 

While flesh-baring frocks are a dime a dozen on the red carpet these days, at the time Bec’s fashion decision raised plenty of eyebrows.

This week, the popular Outspoken podcast, hosted by sisters Amy, Sophie and Kate Taeuber, took a deep dive into Rebecca’s rise to fame, and how she became known as Australia’s preeminent footy WAG. 

Rebecca burst onto the scene at age 21 when she wore a red dress with a plunging neckline to the 2004 Brownlow Medal alongside her then-boyfriend, AFL star Chris (right)

Rebecca burst onto the scene at age 21 when she wore a red dress with a plunging neckline to the 2004 Brownlow Medal alongside her then-boyfriend, AFL star Chris (right)

The outfit, which boasted a neckline that dipped below her belly button and a daring thigh split, was created by Perth designer Ruth Tarvydas, and was valued at $2,000

The outfit, which boasted a neckline that dipped below her belly button and a daring thigh split, was created by Perth designer Ruth Tarvydas, and was valued at $2,000

The Taeubers noted how Bec instantly stole the show, with one explaining: ‘This was 19 years ago. None of us had ever seen a dress like this on the red carpet. It was very risqué for the time.’ 

Speaking to the Herald Sun at the time, Rebecca said of her famous look: ‘I really didn’t think it would grab that much attention, but I got hounded on the red carpet. 

‘Everyone wanted an interview and pictures.’

Chris subsequently told The Herald Sun the 2004 Brownlow was the night Bec became ‘public property’ and their lives changed forever.

‘It did feel like a before and after event. Some wonderful opportunities opened up from it. Life was just very different,’ said Chris, who was just 21 when he won the prestigious Brownlow Medal.

Unfortunately, Bec admitted that the gown no longer has pride of place in her designer wardrobe. 'The dress was given to charity which was auctioned off and I have not seen it since that night' she admitted

Unfortunately, Bec admitted that the gown no longer has pride of place in her designer wardrobe. ‘The dress was given to charity which was auctioned off and I have not seen it since that night’ she admitted

Once a no-name model from Western Australia, the glamazon now boasts a varied and glittering career a television presenter, influencer, radio presenter, author and business owner. 

Elsewhere in the interview, Rebecca revealed her favourite designer. 

‘I’ve been lucky enough to work with J’Aton Couture for 18 years. From Brownlows to Logies, to NGV Galas, to polo moments in NY but my fave was my wedding!’ she said. 

‘I had this amazing J’Aton dress for my ceremony called the Rebecca dress which was so intricately layered and beaded.’

The Judds tied the knot in 2010, and Chris retired from football five years later.

The couple, who live in a $7.3million mansion in Melbourne’s upmarket Brighton, share four children – daughter Billie, nine, son Oscar, 12, and twins Darcy and Tom, seven.

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