Everything You Need To Know About The J&B Met 2016

Posted February 2, 2016 by in Fashion News

Celebrities and socialites dressed in haute couture mingled in the sweltering heat while punters played the horses at the country’s biggest horse racing event, the J&B Met.

Held at Kenilworth Racecourse on Saturday, the Met drew a crowd of about 50 000 people, including actress Boity Thulo, TV presenter Lalla Hirayama, Liesl Laurie, Liezel van der Westhuizen and radio presenter Jen Su.

Boity created a stir when she showed off her much-talked-about assets. She arrived without a date, saying her boyfriend, rapper Cassper Nyovest, “does not do events like these unless he has to perform”.

The general access village was a playground of food, drinks and music, with DJs and performances by Jimmy Nevis and Crazy White Boy.

READ:  TOP 5 J&B MET 2016 Fashion Highlights

While a DJ played from a central stage, people took selfies and tweeted them with the hashtag #RareBlend, this year’s theme. Designers outdid themselves, creating looks with featured combinations of metal, leather with glitter and psychedelic imagery to create unique outfits.

Hirayama wore a dress designed by David Tlale and Mbuli wore white shorts with tuxedo top. “I just wanted to look good, be cool and white was the only colour I could think of,” said Mbuli.

The winners of the most elegant couple competition were Jochen Schmidt von Wühlisch and Jehan Bhikoo.

“We are very happy to have won it, I didn’t believe it when they called my number,” said Bhikoo.

Tickets to the VIP marquee allowed guests to rub shoulders with the three faces of the J&B Met, TV presenter Nandi Mngoma, singer Tamara Dey and TV personality and socialite Khanyi Mbau.

Smart Call galloped to the finish to win the main race and the prize of R2.5 million.

READ:  TOP 5 J&B MET 2016 Fashion Highlights

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