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If past years have taught us anything, it's that when Australia's style set does race day, they do it well.

That means designer fits, custom millinery, thought-out styling and some serious glam in the hair and makeup department.

But despite how effortless everyone looks, striding across the park (or, more specifically, outside the ELLE Lounge at the Birdcage, where Team ELLE is set up!), it takes quite a bit of effort to put together a look like that.

Before this year's Derby Dayβ€”the first day of Melbourne's Spring Racing carnival at Flemingtonβ€”kicks off, we thought we'd document all the behind-the-scenes 'grams that show just how much work goes into getting ready for a day like today.

Browse black-and-white outfits, glam squad selfies and helicopter arrivals to your heart's content.