Grecian goddess: Taylor Swift wows in a lace-detail flowing cream gown as she attends the 2012 ARIA Awards in Sydney
She may not have been on home turf, but Taylor Swift certainly made sure to pull out all the stops as she attended the 2012 ARIA Awards in Sydney, Australia, on Thursday night.
The 22-year-old singer showed off her fashion credentials in an impeccably elegant, Grecian-inspired flowing cream gown.
Featuring lace panel cutaway detail at the sides, a bustier top and a draped skirt, the chic garment ensured the We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together stole the show as she hit the red carpet at the Sydney Entertainment Centre for the Australian equivalent to the Grammys.
Elegant: Taylor Swift wowed in a cream Grecian-style gown as she attended the 2012 ARIA Awards in Sydney, Australia
Taylor teamed the sophisticated gown with a retro-style, twisted hairstyle, while offsetting the dress's cream colour with a slick of bold red lipstick and dramatic blue eye make-up as she settled into her new metropolitan surroundings.
The star - who is rumoured to be dating One Direction singer Harry Styles - seemed to be in her element as she arrived at the prestigious awards bash, stopping for pictures and to sign autographs for her Australian fans.
She wrote on her Twitter page: 'Woah. The fans at the ARIAs came out in full force!! This is INSANE!'
Grecian goddess: The 22-year-old singer dazzled in her lace cutaway number as she walked the red carpet on Thursday night
Chic: Taylor showed off her fashion credentials in her elegant gown
She's loving it! Taylor seemed to be in her element as she waved to the numerous fans who had turned out to welcome her Down Under
Classic beauty: Taylor opted for a retro-style twisted up-do, which she teamed with a slick of red lipstick and dramatic blue eye make-up
However, Taylor's purpose in attending the ARIA Awards wasn't merely to decorate the red carpet, with the singer performing her new track, Here Comes Trouble, in the ceremony.
Prior to taking to the stage, she tweeted: 'So excited about performing on the ARIA's tonight! Never been before. Here's comes 'trouble'.... See what I did there? Sorry. I know. Sorry.'
Taylor was joined by the likes of Joel and Benji Madden at the star-studded event, with the brothers wearing near-identical denim cut-off jackets, with matching trainers, jeans and shades as they walked the red carpet.
Timeless elegance: Taylor's look oozed old Hollywood glamour as she walked the red carpet
Fashionista: Taylor was performing at the 26th annual ARIA Awards
Devoted: The country music star stopped for pictures and to sign autographs for her delighted fans
Delighted: Taylor's fans seemed thrilled to be in such close proximity to the star
Making her entrance: Taylor cut a glamorous figure as she emerged from her car at the event
Australian singer Kimbra Lee Johnson opted for a typically zany ensemble for the awards bash, teaming an over-the-top red feather detail skirt with an aqua floral top with giant shoulder pads.
Model Ruby Rose opted for an equally eye-catching ensemble in a bright yellow tassle-detail printed minidress, while singer-songwriter Missy Higgins looked chic in a cobalt blue and white printed wraparound dress.
Ricki-Lee Coulter wowed in a tiny fuschia dress, while r&b star Jessica Mauboy flaunted her curves in a plunging gold sequinned gown.
Hungry? Russell Brand was clearly feeling a little peckish as he tucked into a bunch of grapes while posing on the red carpet
Loved-up: Example and his new fiancee, Erin McNaught cuddled up together after announcing their engagement at the weekend
Meanwhile, Russell Brand proved to be his typically eccentric self by eating grapes as he posed on the red carpet.
Also representing the Brits at the ARIA Awards was rapper Example - real name Elliott Gleave - who posed alongside his new fiancee, MTV Australia presenter Erin McNaught, on the red carpet.
Over the weekend, the brunette beauty announced the happy news on her Twitter page, saying: 'Yes, Elliott and I are engaged. Thank you everyone for your lovely well wishes.
Cool customers: Rocker brothers Joel and Benji Madden were wearing near-identical outfits as they made their way into the venue
Wacky: Kimbra Lee Johnson (L) and model Ruby Rose opted for equally zany ensembles
Glamorous: R&B star Jessica Mauboy flaunted her curves in a plunging gold sequinned gown
Lovely ladies: Missy Higgins and Ricki-Lee Coulter went for a bright theme when it came to their awards show ensembles
Sweet disposition: The Temper Trap were another of the attendees at the star-studded event
British comedian Russell appeared on stage to present the Best Female Artist Award alongside his beloved mother, Barbara, to present an award at the prestigious event.
Meanwhile, Taylor ditched her sophisticated look later on the evening in order to take to the stage in in a cute red and white baseball jacket, high-waisted navy shorts and a striped top.
The star put on a typically energetic performance, at one stage grabbing a male dancer and throwing him up into the air.
And Taylor certainly seemed to be enjoying her new surroundings, positing a snap of her posing with a mini Australian flag on her Twitter page.
Energetic: Taylor put on one of her typically exciting performances, at one stage grabbing a male dancer and throwing him into the air
All-American girl: The singer changed out of her elegant ensemble and into a cute baseball jacket and navy high-waisted shorts
Strutting her stuff: Taylor performed a rendition of her latest track, I Knew You Were Trouble
Fun in the land Down Under: Taylor posted a snap on her Twitter page of her holding a mini Australian flag, and told her fans she is 'loving' her stint in the country
Her crew! Taylor posed for photographs alongside her dance troupe after coming off-stage
Alongside the picture, she wrote: 'In the dressing room at the ARIA's. Loving Australia.'
Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj also made a surprise appearance at the awards ceremony to present the Best Urban Release accolade.
The rapper showed off her typically eclectic style in a rainbow bright tassled dress, which she wore over a pair of eye-popping patterned leggings.
And the Check It Out hitmaker certainly seemed excited to be Down Under.
Writing on her Twitter page, Nicki said: 'Poppin bottles b4 we hit the ARIA AWARDS!!!!!!! #AustraliaGetItPoppin who's coming!?!?!?!?!?!'
Family affair: Russell Brand presented the Best Female Artist award alongside his mother, Barbara
Eye-popping: Nicki Minaj stepped out in a particularly eccentric ensemble consisting of a rainbow themed tassle dress and brightly-patterned leggings
All eyes on her: Nicki took to the stage to present the Best Urban Release Award
Rocker style: Brand was sporting black ripped jeans, a grey crucifix-print T-shirt, a leather waistcoat and his signature black bowler hat
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