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Gert-Johan Coetzee Dresses Cardi B

Cardi B wore a beaded gown and corset by Gert-Johan Coetzee on 15 December to Offset’s birthday celebration in Atlanta.

Cardi B Gown

The entirely custom-made gown is a masterpiece of bronze glass pearls and African beads. Interestingly, the intention behind this was to bring forward the feeling of chocolate. Kollin Carter was the stylist behind this look for Cardi B. He has committed most of his career to transforming the rapper from the Bronx into a breathtaking style icon.

It took a week to meticulously hand-craft the gorgeous creation.

“I generally design for women with curves”, says Gert-Johan. “And Cardi B has such beautiful curves. They need to be celebrated.”

He felt that she had the body and the confidence to rock such a beautiful garment.

Gert-Johan Coetzee Kraal Couture

This specific look formed part of Gert-Johan Coetzee’s 2020 collection titled “Kraal Couture”. A milk-blue version of the gown appeared on the runway during Fashion Week. Miss South Africa, Shudufhadzo Musida, also wore it for a photo shoot shortly after the collection reveal.

Gert-Johan Coetzee conceptualised the “Kraal Couture” collection when he spent time on the family farm near Koster in the NorthWest province during the COVID-19 lockdown. He especially drew inspiration from the Nguni cows, but mentioned his reconnection with nature and the simplicity of farm life as influences.

Of course, this is not the first time the South African fashion designer has made waves internationally. In addition to Cardi B, Gert-Johan Coetzee has garnered an international following of other superstar fans. This includes the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Kourtney Kardashian, Kristin Cavallari, Lauryn Hill, Kelly Rowland, Fantasia and Tiwa Savage. He truly is a force to be reckoned with. 

Cardi B was undoubtedly a showstopper at her husband’s 29th birthday celebrations. In keeping with her head-turning attire, the rapper stole the show by gifting her husband an extremely rare golden Lamborghini Aventador SVJ.

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