On March 11, 2005, Crown Princess Victoria was in Melbourne, Australia, and got a tour of the Swedish Style exhibition at Federation Square. Sarah found that Victoria wore a black By Malene Birger dress for the event. The v neck and sleeveless dress by the Danish designer featured a white belt that tied, and the Crown Princess wore her black framed glasses, as well. Instead of her trademark updo of her hair, Her Royal Highness wore it in a low ponytail and wore pearl drop earrings.
At one point, the Crown Princess was seen laughing behind the wheel of a Scania truck while the photographers snapped away. The exhibition was in Melbourne until March 14 before it moved on to Sydney from March 18 through the 22 of that year.
Swedish Style was the brainchild of the Embassy of Sweden in Canberra; its aim was to showcase the best fashion and designers from Sweden. It also had seminars on the fashion for visitors.