For people like local fashionistas George Lambrou (left) and Goodness Anele, the race was a chance to show off their individual style Picture/AFP

Every year, the Durban July horse race attracts thousands to the eastern city’s Greyville Racecourse – although the horses are somewhat overshadowed by the extravagant outfits.

 

A favourite with celebrities and politicians alike, the challenge this year was to create a timeless fashion piece, and use the elements of a watch face to inspire outfits, to fit in with the theme “It Is Time”.

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It is the highlight of the South African social calendar.

Mandla Mvubu, meanwhile, appears to have been inspired by royalty with his outfit Picture/AFP
South African fashion designer Mado Smaili took the brief more literally Picture/AFP
Win Wheeler (right) also incorporated the theme into her hat – which was designed by her husband, Mike (left) Picture/AFP
Miss SA World Thulisa Keyi was blushing in red at The Vodacom Durban July
Picture/Jackie Clausen
Minnie Dlamini arrived at The Vodacom Durban July in a sassy white dress and hat.
Picture/Jackie Clausen

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