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”.


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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