These Celebrities Have The Midas Touch Thanks To One Arab Designer
It seems this Lebanese label ‘Cannes’ do no wrong at this year’s film festival…
Cannes 2017 has been a treasure trove of glorious gowns and bookmarkable beauty looks this week – however one designer has really had the golden touch when it comes to dressing the A-listers.
Lebanese label Elie Saab has kitted out a plethora of celebrities in ethereal floor-sweepers that make the wearer look almost lit from within.
In fact, the luxury brand – which has its main workshop in Beirut – must be among the most-worn labels at the annual French film festival this year.
Saab stole headlines at the festival’s opening night with a theatrical caped gown worn by Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, and followed up with a haul of glimmering gowns for a quartet of supermodels at a Chopard dinner.
The label even gave Sonam Kapoor one of her best-ever red carpet looks with a romantic blush-pink number.
However it’s the most recent range of gilded gowns that has left us particularly green-eyed (because we really don’t have any occasion – nor the credit card limit – to wear one).
Singer Rita Ora, Bollywood actress Kapoor and James Bond star Olga Kurylenko all stepped out at the 70th annual festival in nude-hued, floor-length dresses, each heavily embroidered but thoroughly unique.
Ora’s cold-shoulder-cut gown with a demure high neck and Kurylenko’s sheer and blue-beaded number both come from Saab’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection.
Kapoor’s plunging full-sleeved dress with a billowing train was, however, a custom haute couture creation.
The label also dressed supermodel Jourdan Dunn for The Killing Of A Sacred Deer screening, in a strappy number with quirky marine-themed embroidery.
Rounding out the quartet of Cannes hits this week was an artfully draped and belted combo donned by Fan Bingbing, which served up a hearty dose of French Riviera chic.
Saab wasn’t the only Arab label dominating the film festival, however, with Zuhair Murad dressing Victoria’s Secret supermodel Sara Sampaio, Canadian model and TV star Winnie Harlow, and Chinese actress Guan Xiao Tong (to name just a few).
With just a few more days left of the festival (Cannes will finish up on May 28), we’ll keep you updated on the best red-carpet looks as and when they happen…
Image: Elie Saab/Instagram