Rosie Fortescue judges Bollinger Best Dressed

Posted: 9th March 2018

Punchestown News: Rosie Fortescue to Judge the Bollinger Best Dressed Lady Competition at the 2018 Punchestown Festival

Posted: 9th Mar 2018

Rosie Fortescue will judge on the opening day of the Punchestown Festival Tuesday, 24th of April

Rosie entered the limelight through the BAFTA winning show Made In Chelsea in 2011

Her unique style and keen eye for design is channelled through her blog At Fashion Forte and has earned her over 530,000 Instagram Followers

Rosie Fortescue


Rosie Fortescue is set to judge the hotly contested Bollinger Best Dressed Lady Competition at the Punchestown Festival, which takes place from Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th of April at the famous Kildare venue. The Made In Chelsea and social media star will have the unenviable task of selecting five best dressed finalists and from those the eventual daily winner on the opening day of the festival Tuesday, 24th of April. The Tuesday winner will then be fast tracked to the grand final which will take place on Ladies Day, Friday 27th of April when eight finalists will battle it out, peep-toe to kitten heel for the much coveted title and money can’t buy prize created by Bollinger Champagne.

Rosie commented "I am so excited to visit Punchestown and see all the stylish ladies competing for such an enviable title and prize by Bollinger. It's going to be such a fun day, I can't wait!” 

The search for the Bollinger Best Dressed Lady will be held over the first four days of the Punchestown Festival, while judges and style scouts will be tasked with finding the most stylish ladies in attendance and selecting a number of finalists each day. The daily winner will then progress to the grand final on Ladies Day, Friday 27th of April. All finalists will receive fantastic runner up gift bags complete with Bollinger Champagne and a selection of exclusive goodies.

It’s important to note that gates open at 12 noon each day and scouting will commence early, festival organisers are encouraging ladies to be on site from 1pm if they are interested in the Bollinger Best Dressed Lady Competition. Judges will choose a selection of those deemed best dressed from the crowd and all finalists will be required on stage for the announcement of the winner at 4pm each day. 

Bollinger’s philosophy is that ‘Life Can Be Perfect’ and the family-owned Champagne House stays true to form with a bespoke prize created especially for the winner of Ireland’s most coveted fashion title. The 2018 Bollinger Best Dressed Lady at Punchestown will receive a VIP trip for two taking in the Bollinger Estate, Reims and Paris complete with private chauffeur, Michelin-starred dining and luxury accommodation, not to mention a year’s supply of Bollinger to top it all off! 

“Rosie will be an ideal judge for the Bollinger Best Dressed Lady Competition at the Punchestown Festival, after all, she really is a true modern style star whose Instagram page mirrors the Bollinger  ‘Life Can Be Perfect’ motto and has attracted a following of over 530,000. Since her successful debut in Made In Chelsea back in 2011, Rosie has enjoyed a flourishing career in the fashion industry. Rosie has made the leap and followed her dreams to combine her TV work with numerous design collaborations, media partnerships and she also has launched her very own jewellery range. Most of all, Rosie exudes style and elegance which is what the Bollinger Best Dressed Lady Competition at Punchestown is all about and we look forward to welcoming her to our festival this April.” commented Shona Dreaper, Head of Communications, Punchestown Racecourse

The Punchestown Festival takes place from Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th of April 2018. The action packed, fun filled, style showcase attracts over 125,000 people to the Kildare venue with packages ranging from high-end hospitality to great value admission only tickets and are available at or by calling +353 (0)45 897704. Prices start from as little as €30pp with concessions for groups, seniors and students. The famous Punchestown hospitality package range is available from just €129pp. For all things Bollinger Best Dressed Lady at Punchestown follow @punchestownraces #BBD2018.