Frockwatch: the final in pictures

Maggi Willis presents her verdict on the costumes worn by the finalists in the 2009 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition.

Dame Joan Sutherland. Photo © Brian Tarr

Dame Joan Sutherland

Remember we said "neutral, natural, jewel shades"? Well, tear up the rule book! It must be the presence of the competition's patron, Dame Joan Sutherland, but a riot of colour broke out - for the women, anyway.

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