Met guests are set to sur­prise fash­ion­istas

Who’s who and who’s wear­ing what

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS - NOR­MAN CLOETE

IT seems South African celebri­ties are keep­ing their cards very close to their chests when it comes to their out­fits for to­day’s Sun Met. The glam­orous event takes place at the Ke­nil­worth Race­course and is sure to at­tract A-list celebri­ties from across Mzansi.

Two of this year’s main at­trac­tions will un­doubt­edly be eight-time Olympic cham­pion Usain Bolt, who is the guest of honour of the co-spon­sor of the event, cham­pagne pro­ducer GH Mumm.

Miss Uni­verse, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, will also add some sparkle to the event, but she too re­mained tight- lipped about her dress and de­signer.

Miss South Africa, Adé van Heer­den, is ex­pected to daz­zle in a Gert-Jo­han Coet­zee de­sign.

“Def­i­nitely not some­thing you ex­pect a Miss SA to wear, but Gert fo­cused on ex­press­ing my fem­i­nin­ity in a chic, African way,” she said.

Van Heer­den will have a wardrobe change for the night­time fes­tiv­i­ties, but added that her sec­ond gown for the evening “is still a sur­prise”.

Other lo­cal celebri­ties who will be at­tend­ing the event in­clude KFM 94.5 break­fast co- host, Sher­lin Barends, who will be wear­ing Jac­ques LaGrange Cou­ture. She will be joined by her col­league, Si­bongile Mafu, who will be wear­ing Zando. Barron Hufkie from The Flash Drive on Kfm 94.5 will be wear­ing Chu­laap.

Good Hope FM and Ex­presso pre­sen­ter Leigh-Anne Wil­liams said her dress was in­spired by the birth­place of hu­mankind and fea­tures the colour green, flow­ers and life.

“I de­cided to veer away from prints. Every­body is go­ing to go for strong prints and my out­fit will stand out in a sea of print,” she said.

Wil­liams said a friend in Lon­don, Nico Bosch, who is a milliner, had sent her the head­piece which was in­flu­enced by wood and flow­ers, and the idea for the dress was born from the head­piece.

Other celebs at the event in­clude Linda Mtoba, for­mer Miss SA and Miss World, Ro­lene Strauss, ac­tress Bon­nie Mbuli, Melody Mo­lale, Thapelo Mokoena, for­mer soc­cer stars Neil Tovey and Mark Wil­liams, MMA fighter Gar­reth “Soldier­boy” McLel­lan, Akhona Ndun­gane, Spring­bok cap­tain Eben Etze­beth, Steve Kit­shoff and Brey­ton Paulse.

World-renowned il­lu­sion­ist Dy­namo will also be in at­ten­dance. Dy­namo, whose real name is Steven Frayne, is an award-win­ning English magician, best known for his tele­vi­sion show Dy­namo: Magician Im­pos­si­ble.

Week­end Ar­gus caught up with him at the KFM stu­dios yes­ter­day morn­ing and asked him: “Why magic?”, to which he replied: “Be­cause it brings won­der to the world.”

Some of the magician’s great­est feats to date in­clude walk­ing across the River Thames, lev­i­tat­ing at the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and cre­at­ing the big­gest live magic tour yet seen.

Dy­namo has vis­ited SA the coun­try many times be­fore. “I love it here and the peo­ple are awe­some,” he said.

The magician said he did a series of men­tal and vis­ual ex­er­cises and “puts some good tunes on” be­fore he per­forms.

Dy­namo has filled sta­di­ums across the world, in­clud­ing Europe, Africa, Asia and the Mid­dle East.

“My big­gest au­di­ence was prob­a­bly 12 000 peo­ple at the O2 Arena in Lon­don, al­though my TV show has been seen by over 400 mil­lion peo­ple world­wide.”

His favourite tricks were mov­ing the sun­glasses on UK rap star Tinie Tem­pah and putting some­one’s phone in a bot­tle.

PIC­TURE: IAN LANDSBERG/AFRICAN NEWS AGENCY (ANA)

Miss South Africa, Adé van Heer­den, dressed in an Afro­fu­tur­is­tic dress by Cape Town de­signer Mzuk­isi Mbane from Im­print with Sun Met favourite Som­nam­bu­lism dur­ing the horses spa day at Sun­rise Beach in Muizen­berg.

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