Lights, camera, fashion A-game.
The streets around the Madinat Jumeirah are extra glitzy this week, with plenty of bonafide A-listers in town for the annual Dubai International Film Festival.
Among those visiting for the 14th edition of DIFF are Oscar winner Cate Blanchett, British legend Sir Patrick Stewart and Tunisian actress Hend Sabry (to name just a few).
And with such star power comes plenty of red carpet magic, as the city proved over the weekend.
So, from photo calls to awards ceremonies, we’ve rounded up the best of the fashion action over the last few days (because hey, sometimes you just need a little stylish distraction on a Sunday morning in the office).
The award-winning Australian actress upped the style stakes at the IWC Filmmaker Award photo call in a Marni ensemble. We’re head-over-heels for the clashing prints, while we’re going to be practicing those beachy waves for future brunches.
Blanchett’s fellow DIFF jury member donned an elegant Dalida Ayach dress, imbued with Fifties film star sensibilities—and we’re desperate to get our hands on those sunnies and gold-accented clutch.
Cate Blanchett and Hend Sabry
The duo also shone at the IWC Filmmaker Awards, where Saudi Arabia’s Haifaa Al Mansour picked up the trophy for her project, Miss Camel. Hend wore a glimmering crystal-embellished gown, while Blanchett also went for a metallic finish.
This rippling gown from Louis Vuitton, studded with silvery shards, manages to perfectly balance a feminine silhouette with fierce fabrics.
The Bollywood star sported a strapless number by Ralph & Russo for the awards, finished with decadent embroidery.
Kapoor also switched things up in a colour-blocked co-ord, giving us plenty of power suit inspiration for future meetings.
Talking of power suits, the Indian film star’s striped two-piece with a bold scarlet knit is a strikingly avant-garde take on the menswear classic.
The Turkish actress wore a Tuvanam gown that’s giving us real Gatsby vibes.
The Bond girl turned to Lebanese label Elie Saab for an ethereal gown paired with an ornately embellished jacket.
The Lebanese-Australian model and TV host chose a Marilyn Monroe-worthy number from Viktor & Rolf.
Lana El Sahely
Tamara Al Gabbani
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