Veuve Clicquot – Fashion Forecast – Dress to Impress

The second annual Veuve Clicquot Masters is back to dazzle guests with more glitz and glamour this year. The event is taking place on Saturday 25th February 2012 at Val de Vie Estate outside Cape Town. Top fashion labels, Viyella (for menswear) and Jenni Button (for womenswear), will be the event’s exclusive fashion partners, and will be in the spotlight on the day with a fashion show showcasing their latest designs.

Viyella, who showed at South African Fashion Week, takes inspiration from the “nostalgic and decadent era of steam trains and propeller aeroplanes”. Viyella creates tailored suits for men of only the finest wool and cotton in order to create a fit worthy of their luxury name.

Creative Director Warrick Gautier, who has been heading up the Jenni Button brand for 12 years, gained experience working for Chloë and Louis Vuitton. His French flair brings a glamorous and subtle sophistication to the brand, which allows femininity to shine as well as a “mood of controlled decadence”.

 His fashion forecast for the ladies is, “high voltage glamour meets old world nostalgia.” Refined and sophisticated silk chiffon cut and draped in the most refined way, creating a decadent, luxury day at the polo field.

 Viyella’s prediction for the men is that you can expect to see cotton linen blazers with contrast coloured elbow patches worn with lightweight chinos. There will also be a range of fancy dress shirts, be it checks or plain.  In terms of accessories, men are encouraged to wear regular ties or bold bowties to make a statement. Braces & suspenders will also add to the classic look.  To finish the polo look off, sport a pair of Italian loafers or slip-ons.

Apart from the fabulous fashion and a Best Dressed competition, guests can expect to be spoiled at the Elizabeth Arden Pamper House where top international make-up artists will treat ladies to the latest skin care and make-up. Ladies will also have the opportunity to have their hair curled or pinned by Be Première’s professional hair stylists.

Heading up the musical entertainment will be internationally acclaimed act Good Luck. Polo revelers also get to look forward to the ‘Equus Lounge’ After Party for a chance to dance the night away. Set in the midst of Val de Vie’s world-class polo fields and luxurious clubhouse facilities, VIP guests can expect a glamorous day of fine fashion, polo ponies and champagne.


Event: Veuve Clicquot Masters 2012

Date: Saturday 25th February 2012

Venue: Val de Vie Estate (Paarl-Franschhoek Valley)

Start time: 2:30 – 7pm

After party: 7 – 11pm

Dress code: Ladies and gentlemen are encouraged to wear their best designer dresses, summer suits and fascinators or hats.

Tickets: R400 per person (includes a glass of wine on arrival, a ‘before polo tea’ canapé platter and entrance to the Equus Lounge after party)

Tickets available online through Webtickets

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