Chris Viljoen, declared it his "groot rok van die aand" (big dress of the night) but it met with widespread disdain from most fashion critics. Mostly because it wasn't terribly flattering on her figure.
And then she turned up at the Vanity Fair after party in that dazzling bright pink asymmetric sheath and most people were wondering why she hadn't rocked that on the red carpet.
My view? I love the navy dress, but not the fit. I think that for a 46-year-old woman she is incredibly beautiful and the navy allows her fragility and girlishness to shine through. I get why she loved it so much, but I am not sure she would have worn it if she knew how it would photograph. The pink is brilliant. She looks incredible and it is accessorised perfectly. For me, pink wins. What about you?