From South African style and Television sensation Bonang Matheba to Oscar award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, designer to the stars Gert-Johan Coetzee has dressed them all among many others including the likes of Kelly Rowland, Kourtney Kardashian and AMVCA 2016 host Minnie Dhlamini – it is no telling that Gert absolutely knows the stuff that he’s made up of . Which luckily for us is the incomparable ability to make every woman the belle of the ball.
Fresh off his South African Fashion Week opening presentation, BN Style exclusively had a brief chat with the celebrity designer.
Read below for excerpts from the interview
Gert Johan Cortzee on dressing South African celebrities such as Bonang Matheba and Minnie Dhlamini
Dressing South African celebrities is always a great pleasure, because the level of beauty and confidence and boldness always compliments my dresses. Dressing a celebrity is similar to dressing any other client or fashionista. We take the utmost care to make sure that every single client’s red carpet moment is a highlight in her life. Aside from designing the dress to enhance her best features, we also plan hair, make-up and accessories carefully to ensure that the whole look comes together.