Material for Skolopad’s voroso dress only cost R300
Socialite Skolopad's famous boerewors outfit she wore to the annual Feather Awards in Joburg this week cost a measly R1500.
Her 34-year-old designer, Teboho Monatisa, who is based in Skolopad's home-town of QwaQwa, Free State, said the cost included material and labour.
"Although the material was very cheap, the labour does not come cheap," he said.
The material for the outrageous dress cost a little less than R300 including the boerewors and bag of charcoal that she used as a clutch bag.
Monatisa said when Skolopad came up with the idea, she wanted the wors to hang uncovered from her bra. "I suggested that we cover it with plastic and use the wors to hide her crucial body parts. She liked the idea."
He also designed the red dress Skolopad changed into at a later stage during the awards. The red number cost R6 000.
The two started working together this year after he saw her in a yellow dress at the Metro FM awards.
"I had always wanted to work with her but she complained that I was expensive. I told her we could work something out. I didn't want her to look like a joke, I wanted to make her look classy even if she was wearing revealing clothes."
Skolopad's rival Zodwa Wabantu wore a green gown that revealed her famous thunder thighs and more. The outfit was crafted by Durban-based designer Londiwe Lombede.
She said the brief from Zodwa was that she wanted to look classy, comfortable and be able to dance in it.
"She is a dancer and most of her moves included stretching her legs and showing off her thighs," Lobede said.
The green gown, which had a long slit that exposed all her assets, cost R2500 including material. Lombede, 27, has been a designer for the past five years and this was her first assignment for Zodwa.