Candice Warner and Jessica Rowe lead the celebrity arrivals at the Gold Dinner 2022 in Sydney

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Ian Thorpe, Candice Warner and Francesca Packer turned out for the annual Gold Dinner 2022 in Sydney on Wednesday.

Over 600 of the city’s leading philanthropists and VIPs attended the event, which benefits the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation.

This year’s event marked the 25th anniversary of the exclusive dinner, was first held in 1997 and has raised more than $30million in the years since.

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Going glam: Ian Thorpe, Candice Warner (pictured) and Francesca Packer turned out for the annual Gold Dinner 2022 in Sydney on Wednesday

Sweet charity: Over 600 of the city's leading philanthropists and VIPs attended the event, which benefits the Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation. Pictured, Francesca Packer

Going glam: Ian Thorpe, Candice Warner (left) and Francesca Packer (right) turned out for the annual Gold Dinner 2022 in Sydney on Wednesday

The invitation-only event is held at a secret location, which is only revealed to attendees the week of the dinner.

This year’s Gold Dinner took place at The Venue in Sydney’s Alexandria, and it is the largest fundraiser in Australia. 

Candice, 37, looked glamorous in a long pink dress with a thigh-high split up one side and a one-shoulder neckline with ruffling.

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Pretty in pink: Candice, 37, looked glamorous in a long pink dress with a thigh-high split up one side and a one-shoulder neckline with ruffling

Pretty in pink: Candice, 37, looked glamorous in a long pink dress with a thigh-high split up one side and a one-shoulder neckline with ruffling

Blonde ambition: The wife of cricketer David Warner accessorised with gold heels, hoop earrings and bangles, and her long blonde hair was worn straight and slicked back

Blonde ambition: The wife of cricketer David Warner accessorised with gold heels, hoop earrings and bangles, and her long blonde hair was worn straight and slicked back

The wife of cricketer David Warner accessorised with gold heels, hoop earrings and bangles, and her long blonde hair was worn straight and slicked back.

Francesca, 27, made a rare public appearance with her grandmother, Roslyn Packer, with the two women happily posing alongside each other.

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Ros, 84, looked elegant in a long black dress, which she paired with an intricately beaded jacket.

Keeping it in the family: Francesca, 27, made a rare public appearance with her grandmother, Roslyn Packer, with the two women happily posing alongside each other

Keeping it in the family: Francesca, 27, made a rare public appearance with her grandmother, Roslyn Packer, with the two women happily posing alongside each other

Need for bead: Ros, 84, looked elegant in a long black dress, which she paired with an intricately beaded jacket

Need for bead: Ros, 84, looked elegant in a long black dress, which she paired with an intricately beaded jacket

The philanthropist and widow of late media mogul Kerry Packer also wore black heels, and a matching necklace and bracelet.   

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Meanwhile, Francesca stepped out in a figure-hugging blue dress, which emphasised her curves. 

The dress featured a plunging V-neckline and split, and she wore fishnet stockings and black heels.

Va-va-voom: Francesca stepped out in a figure-hugging blue dress, which emphasised her curves

Va-va-voom: Francesca stepped out in a figure-hugging blue dress, which emphasised her curves

Crowning jewels: The billionaire heiress complemented her ensemble with a stunning Bulgari high sapphire necklace

Crowning jewels: The billionaire heiress complemented her ensemble with a stunning Bulgari high sapphire necklace

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The billionaire heiress complemented her ensemble with a stunning Bulgari high sapphire necklace. 

According to Bulgari: ‘The wondrous Sapphire Lace necklace is the result of the artisan’s ability to flawlessly balance the volume and exceptional weight of the central sapphire with the sinuous diamond texture.’

Francesca finished her glamorous look with jewelled rings and earrings, and a clutch purse, and her long brunette hair was styled straight and slicked back. 

Ian Thorpe made his first public appearance following the recent death of his ex-boyfriend, Ryan Channing.

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Jessica Rowe stepped out in a brightly patterned dress with a miniskirt hemline, which flowed out into a train at the back.

The halterneck dress featured a plunging V-neckline, and the 51-year-old TV journalist paired black sheer stockings with black pointy-toe stilettos.

She accessorised with a pair of jewelled waterfall earrings, and her cropped hair was coloured pink. 

More to come. 

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