Revellers at the 135th Sun Met at the Kenilworth Race Track on Saturday had to don their sonbrille, but it had nothing to do with the gorgeous sunshine weather.
This year, the theme for the calendar event known as Africa’s richest race day, was Precious Metals, and everyone glittered.
The who’s who in the celebrity zoo came out in their finest feathers, led by hosts Minnie Dlamini-Jones, who stunned in a liquid metallic green frock and gold headpiece, and sponsor’s ambassador, Olympian Usain Bolt, who looked dashing in a check pink suit.
True to his international celeb status, Bolt again arrived by private helicopter, whipping up a frenzy on the race track.
Local celebs, including Somizi Mhlongo and his fiancé Mohale Motaung, rose to the occasion.
The Idols judge wore a gold and cream suit with a handbag, while his man sported a red jacket with blommetjies.
Candice Manuel, from Embrace Your Curves, showed off in a sequence jumpsuit.
Actress Zakeeya Patel was bold in blue with a hint of side boob.
“The blue symbolizes the strength and power of women and that’s what I’m going for today,” she said.
No stranger to precious metal, Olympic gold medallist Chad Le Clos and his goose, Jeannie Mulder, kept to the Springbok colours of gold and green.
But it was actor Christ Japhta who stole the show in a silver and black sequence jacket.
Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green, 24, didn’t have time to rope in a designer and stieked uit in a hired black gown from a local boutique.
“These are actually chains in my hair,” the Paarl meisie giggled.
Lady Zamar, Mafikizolo and DJ Maphorisa were the main acts on the stage.
Meanwhile out on the course, Rainbow Bridge (4/1), jockeyed by Anton Marcus and trained by Eric Sands, was the big winner, followed by Do it again (11/8) and Head Honcho (7/1).