This year at the 77th Cannes Film Festival, Arab celebrities, once again managed to bring their A-game to the red carpet.

From established actors to rising stars, they dazzled in exquisite designs and made their presence felt on the world stage. Here’s a closer look at some of the highlights:

Yara Alnamlah


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Chaumet Arabia (@chaumet_arabia)

The Saudi entrepreneur and social media influencer turned heads in a custom-made Rami Kadi gown.The dress hugged her curves perfectly, crafted from a luxurious black fabric that shimmered subtly under the Cannes spotlights. A plunging neckline balanced by delicate straps added a touch of Hollywood glamour, while a dramatic slit running high along the leg showcased Alnamlah’s confidence. Her statement gold necklace by Chaumet complemented the dress beautifully, leaving no doubt about her fashion prowess. While not there for a specific film, Alnamlah’s presence served as a powerful symbol of the burgeoning Saudi fashion scene.

Shanina Shaik

The Australian model with Saudi Arabian heritage made a powerful statement on the opening night.Shaik, known for her statuesque figure and flawless features, donned a show-stopping red strapless gown by Lebanese couturier Zuhair Murad. The dress, part of Murad’s Fall 2024 collection, featured a sweetheart neckline that accentuated her décolletage and a dramatic overskirt that flowed behind her like a crimson wave. The dress perfectly embodied the spirit of the Cannes red carpet, demanding attention with its bold color and dramatic silhouette. Shaik’s presence wasn’t tied to a particular movie, but her look undoubtedly stole the spotlight, leaving fashion critics and photographers clamoring for her attention.

Jane Fonda


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by ELIE SAAB (@eliesaabworld)

While not technically Arab, the legendary actress paid homage to the region in a striking black Elie Saab jumpsuit. The clean lines and tailored silhouette of the jumpsuit showcased Saab’s mastery of couture, perfectly framing Fonda’s iconic figure. The jumpsuit’s wide-leg trousers flowed elegantly as she walked, adding a touch of modern sophistication. Fonda’s choice of an Arab designer highlighted the growing influence of Arab fashion houses on the global stage. Fonda attended the festival to promote her latest environmental activism project, demonstrating her commitment to social causes alongside her enduring elegance.

Other Notable Mentions

Several other Arab celebrities graced the red carpet, though details about their specific designers haven’t been widely reported. Egyptian actress Yasmine Sabri reportedly turned heads in a dazzling Rami Kadi gown, with rumors swirling about the intricate beadwork and voluminous skirt that stole the show. Lebanese stars Razane Jammal and Tara Emad opted for regal elegance in Chanel ensembles. Jammal, known for her captivating features, reportedly chose a flowing white gown with a sweetheart neckline and delicate embroidery, while Emad dazzled in a sleek black jumpsuit with a dramatic train, both exuding a timeless sophistication that perfectly captured the essence of the Chanel brand.

These are just a few examples of the Arab presence at the 77th Cannes Film Festival. With their captivating style and diverse backgrounds, these celebrities continue to make their mark on the world of cinema and fashion, ensuring the Arab world remains a force to be reckoned with on the grand Cannes stage.

All the Arab celebrities spotted at the 77th Cannes Film Festival:

– For more on luxury lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty follow Emirates Woman on Facebook and Instagram

Images: Instagram: @festivaldecannes, Getty Images and Pinterest