2019 Vodacom Durban July

Top three for the Most Striking Couple: Pregasen Govender with models Pearlene Reddy and George Lambrou, winners Musa and Lindo Mathebula in Lindo's own creation, and third placed models Siphosethu Mthembu and Zama Nhleko with designer M-Shade Thembekile Mabhayi. Photo by Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media

While some gamblers were weeping over their losses after a dramatic last minute scratching of race favourite, Hawaam, opened the door for 2018 winner Do It Again to become the fifth horse in the 123 year-history of the Vodacom Durban July to win back-to-back, the internet fashion police had a field day over the wardrobe choices of some of the celebs and visitors to Africa’s biggest annual racing event.

As always, the Raceday Fashion competition was a popular attraction as hundreds of entrants had their creations displayed with hopes of winning one of the four categories. In the end, it was Makhosazane Ntshangase from the Lindiwe Kuzwayo Academy of Fashion who was crowned the winner of the 2019 Young Designer Award, having used the brown and whites of young zebras as the inspiration for her outfit taloired this this year’s theme, ‘Stars of Africa’.