Acclaimed designer Gert-Johan Coetzee talks fashion and success

Acclaimed designer Gert-Johan Coetzee talks fashion and success

Gert-Johan Coetzee is the designer to the stars from Bonang Matheba, Kelly Rowland, and Cardi B to Kourtney Kardashian and Oprah Winfrey.

Gert-Johan Coetzee
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Designer to the stars Gert-Johan Coetzee knows exactly how to bring out the most fabulous side of all the clients he dresses.

Coetzee is one of SA’s most loved and admired fashion designers. 

Celebrities love Coetzee and he also counts several influential women in business, politics, and African royalty among his clients. A GJC gown often brings its wearer a best-dressed accolade at red carpet events. 

Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and Miss Universe 2018 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters are just two newsmakers who chose Gert-Johan Coetzee gowns for special occasions, as is talk show host Oprah Winfrey, who wore GJC at the Global Citizen Festival in December 2018. 

Coetzee has dressed international A-listers from Grammy winners Lauryn Hill and Fantasia to Kelly Rowland, Kourtney Kardashian, and Kristin Cavallari; African musical superstar Tiwa Savage, and he has hosted 'The Bold and the Beautiful' star Karla Mosely as his guest model on the runway to close a GJC showcase at SA Fashion Week. 

Coetzee also loves to dress media personality Bonang Matheba. 

Cardi B was recently added to the list when she wore a Gert-Johan Coetzee gown to her husband’s birthday in Atlanta.

Barbie announced a collaboration with celebrated fashion designer Gert-Johan Coetzee, who has created a new ready-to-wear South African-inspired collection, and couture dress made specifically to fit the number one fashion doll in the world. 

The Barbie Loves Gert collection, comprised of 31 looks, celebrates the uniqueness of South Africans. This is the first time the international fashion icon Barbie is working with Gert-Johan Coetzee, one of South Africa’s most loved and admired fashion designers, to debut original designs that are immediately distinguishable as creations by this established and celebrated designer. 

All genders, sizes, and cultures are represented in the work by Gert-Johan Coetzee, and the models who walk in the show reflect Coetzee’s commitment to diversity. 

 Gert-Johan Coetzee visited the Scenic Drive and talked about all things famous, celebrities, and success. 

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