In pictures: Stars return to the red carpet for the VIP Style Awards in Dublin

After a two-year absence, it was a night of glitz and glam at the Marker Hotel as the Platinum VIP Style Awards returned for the 19th time.

The venue on the south side was red carpeted for the celebrity-filled event, which was presented this year by Doreen Gary of RTE with 240 attendees.

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Sisters Doiren, Elbhe and Aobhin Garrihi pictured at the Platinum VIP Style Awards 2022 at The Marker Hotel, Dublin. Pictured: Brian McAvoy

More than 100,000 votes were cast by members of the public this year in which they voted in seven different categories, including Most Stylish Woman and Most Stylish Man.

And it seemed that with such a long hiatus from formal style events due to the pandemic, everyone had gotten the memo about pulling out all the stops to make an impression this year.

For many of the attendees, he designed textiles mixed with second-hand, vintage pieces for durability.

Singer Una Healy turned heads in Irish designer Sinan O’Mahony’s teal-green silk creation, which she said was her first time at the annual event.

“I just wanted something dramatic. You can even go all out. We haven’t been out that long. You really need to embrace it,” she told The Independent

Former Miss World Rosanna Davison opted for a Paul Costello gown from her Spring/Summer 2022, which she said was “inspired by the Book of Kells”.

The mother of three said it “only took a month” for her to get ready.

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Rosanna Davison pictured at the Platinum VIP Style Awards 2022 at The Marker Hotel, Dublin. Pictured: Brian McAvoy

“That’s so exciting. I used to get over things and not fuss much. This time, I’m planning, ‘Okay, get nails done on Tuesday, get hair done on Wednesday, get hair done on Thursday’ .’ It has been very military,” she said.

“No one has gone with the typical long gown this year, it’s really funky, a lot more creative and personal.”

Despite having an after-show party at the House this year, he said daughter Sophia wakes up between 5 a.m. so it won’t be late at night.

Top model Thalia Heffernan went for a corset made by theater designer James McGlynn Seaver, her shoes were second-hand YSLs and she paired it with wet-look leggings.

“I try and have at least one second-hand or vintage piece in every outfit I wear, like day-to-day. I love things I already own and I like to give some more life, “He said.

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Thalia Heffernan pictured at the Platinum VIP Style Awards 2022 at The Marker Hotel, Dublin. Pictured: Brian McAvoy

Claudine Keane, who was there with her mother Joan Palmer, opted for a white David Coleman gown and looked forward to the night out with her friends.

She recently celebrated her wedding anniversary with husband Robbie, her former captain of Ireland and said that they were married for 14 years and together for 20 years.

She said the night was “a little excitement, something to look forward to. Somebody just told me, the last time I saw you at the VIP Awards three years ago, it’s great to see everyone again,” she said.

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Claudine Keane pictured at the Platinum VIP Style Awards 2022 at The Marker Hotel, Dublin. Pictured: Brian McAvoy

Other attendees included Ellen Crowley, top models Sarah McGovern and Sarah Morrissey, RTE’s Mary Kennedy, Holly Carpenter, Mora Ryan with her daughter Bonnie with Pippa O’Connor.

RT presenter Nikki Byrne attended with wife Georgina, along with Anna Gerry and Brian Redmond.

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Nikki Byrne and wife Georgina photographed at the Platinum VIP Style Awards 2022 at The Marker Hotel, Dublin. Image: Brian McAvoy No Repro Fee for One Use

Things started after 8 p.m. for a four-course sit-down meal before proceedings began organized by Doireann.

VIP Publishing’s managing director Vicki Notaro said he was “very thrilled to be back” after a two-year absence due to Covid.

“It’s going to be an amazing night,” she said.

Click the arrows on the main photo at the top of this article to see more looks from the red carpet.