Are all her favourite designers regional?

By now, we have gotten used to seeing a handful of established Arab designers on the red-carpet. From Elie Saab to Zuhair Murad, it seems like Hollywood just can’t get enough. But recently, we have also seen up-and-coming regional designers get their time in the lime-light.

One of the biggest supports of Middle Eastern fashion designers is songstress Jennifer Lopez. The 50-year-old has championed Arab talent on the red-carpet, music videos and even on tour. Just this week, J-Lo managed to show love to two designers and jewellery brands at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The Hustlers actress dazzled at The Hollywood Reporter Party in a a red sequinned dressed from Elie Saab’s autumn/winter 2019 collection. J-Lo completed her sparkling look with Casadei red pumps and a ruby red clutch.


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The Lebanese designer isn’t the only Arab championed by the Jenny from the Block singer at the festival. During the premiere of her latest film Hustler, Jennifer stunned in a yellow dress from Egyptian label Maison Yeya. The sultry yellow dress was designed by Dubai-based Egyptian designer, Yasmine Yeya and is taken from the brand’s Fall-Winter ‘19 couture collection.


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It is clear that Jennifer loves championing Arab designers and has previously expressed her love for one in particular – Lebanon’s Zuhair Murad. In an interview, the Medicine singer gushed about the designer, revealing that he is one of her all-time favourite designers.

“I love Zuhair, he’s probably my favourite. I discovered him years ago when I was doing a show somewhere. I was doing a show and I was so jet-lagged and I was up in the middle of the night watching Fashion TV, which they had in this country I was in, and he had this beautiful show and I was like, ‘Who is this guy?’”

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