Netflix just dropped the second season of their hit period drama show, Bridgerton. Our celebrities were invited, and you just know they all brought their A-game, because they always do.
We had Zozibini Tunzi, Mzansi’s favourite beauty queen, as the host. A bunch of South African celebrities were summoned by the queen, and they honoured the invitation in style.
Zozi rocked two different gowns for the event, as she had an outfit change at some point. Both of her gowns were designed by David Tlale. Have a look at the stunning gowns below.
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Fans felt differently about her gowns, though. They thought that he put a whole table under her gown to give the wider illusion that was achieved using hoops in Victorian era gowns. The angles could have been much less sharp, which is where they believe he went wrong.
But others defended him saying that Victorian era gowns were exactly that dramatic, and that most of the people hating on the gown have probably never been to design school, and wouldn’t know a thing about it.
Even so, the rest of the celebrities brought all the heat and more. The theme was Bridgerton with a South African twist, and they did not disappoint.
We had Nambitha Ben-Mazwi, who donned a stunning gown in local prints, complete with a lot of traditional SA imagery. She represented our history as a country, and it was beautiful to witness; even more beautiful that all of that history and culture was neatly packaged into one gorgeous gown. In her own words, “The Queen said, bring some African flair… I brought my whole lineage,” and yes, we definitely agree.
There were more celebrities, showing up as proper African royalty.
From the queen herself, Connie Ferguson…
To Thando ‘Thabooty’ Thabethe, who was not only stunning in her outfit, but also very proud that it was made by her younger sister. What better way to present her own family to the world as a designer?
Nigeria's Toke Makinwa stood out as a definite fan favourite, with a gorgeous, floor-length green gown. She definitely ate that, and her designer left no crumbs!
Thokozani Ndaba took a slightly different approach to what everyone went with. And rather than make her outfit Eurocentric, she stuck to her African roots, and looked stunning while at it.
The gents were not left behind either, as Ayanda Ncwane’s brother Phupho Gumede brought his best Duke of Hastings look.
Who do you think was best dressed?