Four Arab designers will be part of one of fashion’s most elite shows

Paris haute couture week is one of the most prestigious events on the fashion calendar, and is set to take off from Jan 21 to 24. The bi-annual show is mostly limited to designers who hold the elite haute couture status, and guest members who are invited.

This year, Lebanese designer Rabih Kayrouz, will display his first collection as a member of the select group holding the haute couture status. It also marks the return of Balmain to the show after a 16-year absence.

Here are the four Lebanese designers who display their collections in the city of lights.


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Maison Rabih Kayrouz


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Show date: 21 January

The Lebanese fashion house was granted haute couture status by the French Couture Federation last week, just in time for its 10-year anniversary. Back in 2016, Maison Rabih Kayrouz was elected as a guest member of the haute couture calendar.

Georges Hobeika


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Show date: 21 January

The Lebanese designer was part of the last haute couture week, and displayed his Haute Couture Autumn Winter 2018-19 collection. His fairytale collection was made of feathers and crystals, giving it an over the top feel.

Zuhair Murad


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Show date: 23 January

Zuhair Murad is not new to haute couture week, as his last show was one of the designers best. Victoria secret model Alessandra Ambrosio was the last one to walk down the runway in a Roman silver sparkling floor-length gown with cut outs at the waist. The designer was inspired by Imperial Russia for his last show, and we can’t wait and see where he draws his inspiration from next.

Elie Saab


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Show date: 23 January

Elie Saab was the first Arab designer to be granted the haute couture status. Last season, the brand’s show included signature embroidery techniques, intricate patterns and organic patterns,  and flowing romantic details.

We can’t wait to see what they bring to the show!

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