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Vale: Maggi Eckardt

Former haute couture model, who hosted her own morning TV show on 10, has died.

Former haute couture model Maggi Eckardt, who hosted her own morning TV show on 10, has died aged 82.

She died in Sydney last week, according to Sydney Morning Herald

She became Australia’s first model to conquer the elite world of haute couture in London and Paris, gracing the cover of French Vogue and a host of magazines.

“I sailed out of Sydney Harbour with a big suitcase of homemade clothes, with no contract and no money and a one-way ticket . . . so that was determination,” she once recalled. “My father gave me my wings to fly. Everything I did was to prove to him he made the right choice for me.”

Between 1977 and 1978, she hosted 500 episodes of The Maggi Eckardt Show on 10.

 

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