By Bailey Schneider
What an incredible night the Hospice Wits Night With The Stars Celebrity Fashion Show was.
It’s being deemed as the event of the year and yes, we’re only in March.
Jan Malan should be incredibly proud of the production he and his team from Jan Malan Umzingeli put together on the evening of Human Rights Day.
123 A-list celebrities were invited to take part in the show and were dressed by the crème da la crème of South African designers.
The designers included: Avante, Black Coffee, Carducci 78 Collection, Clive Rundel, Colleen Eitzen, David Tlate, Dax Martin Swimwear, Fabiani, Fundudzi, Gavin Rajan, Gert-Johan Coetzee, Hip Hop, HospiceWits Shop, JJ Schoeman, Kluk CGDT, Life by Andre Martin, Loin Cloth & Ashes, Naked Ape, Philosophy by Jenni Button, Rubicon, Sies! Isabelle, Spero Villioti and Sun Goddess.
Melrose Arch came alive as High Street was turned into the long red carpeted runway and The Venue became “backstage” for the Studio 9 Hair and Beauty Salon, who created gorgeous, glossy hairstyles using KMS products and MAC make-up, making sure we looked glamourous.
Hip Hop Fashion designed my dress and I felt like a queen walking down the catwalk. Hip Hop also dressed Jen Su, Brumilda van Rensburg, Anel Alexander, Lalla Hirayama and Kona Brown.
I personally felt like I was walking in New York or Paris Fashion Week.
The event was sold out and 3000 seats lined Melrose Arches High Streets catwalk. The energy was electric and it warmed my heart when Natalie du Toit, dressed in Kluk CGDT, received a standing ovation from the crowd.
All the proceeds of the night went to the real stars of the night, Hospice Wits, who do so much for terminally ill patients and their families.
I am very proud to have been a part of the evening and thank you to everyone involved.