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Pan-African fashion shined at Global Champagne Day with Moët & Chandon

On 28 October, the world gathered to celebrate Champagne Day. Raising a glass of champagne in celebration is a custom we’ve relished for centuries, and if there’s one brand that knows how to raise a glass in celebration, it it’s Moët & Chandon.

The world-renowned Maison has become synonymous with exceptional winemaking – an inherent know-how that the French call ‘savoir-faire’. With 28 kilometres of underground cellars and 1190 hectares of land, Moët & Chandon is a culmination of hundreds of years of tradition, innovation and fine craftsmanship resounding in that triumphant pop of the cork.

On Champagne Day, Moët & Chandon chose to celebrate their legacy by uniting 8 countries across the African continent, each with their own exclusive event that brought together Friends of the House, celebrities and dignitaries.

From South Africa to Kenya, these 8 intimate glamorous events were held at the continent’s most beautiful venues including the Johari Rotana Hotel in Dar es Salaam, Villa Kempinski in Nairobi, and the Belmond Mount Nelson hotel in Cape Town.

Each event featured a unique dining experience, with carefully curated photo moments such as interactive glitter pods to enhance the celebration.

In South Africa, fifty selected guests graced the Belmond Mount Nelson hotel in Cape Town, including entrepreneur Boity Thulo, actress Terry Pheto and recent Miss South Africa Shudufhadzo Musida.

Upon arrival, guests were treated to Moët & Chandon minis from the Moët vending machine before moving to the hotel’s Conservatory where a 6-course paired dinner awaited.

Guests were seated at a long table, adorned with flowers and glass bubbles and delighted with delicate food pairings to compliment Moët & Chandon champagnes. Some of the culinary highlights included Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut with Crayfish thermidor as well as shaved truffle and Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2013 with Duck à l’Orange.

Of course, such as an esteemed event, required a ceremonial dress code, and guests came to impress with Pan-African flair.

Here’s a few of the outfits we loved from around the continent:

South Africa

Boity Thulo
Terry Pheto
Maps Maponyane


Akin Faminu



Angela Bamford
Chrissy Amelia and Clinton Samuels

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