Last Thursday saw the glamorous bash of Chanel’s Little Black Jacket Exhibition opening in Dubai.

The star-studded affair was held in a sleek black marquee at The Venue, Downtown, in true Chanel style.

With a strict invite-only policy, Dubai’s elite mingled with a celebrity cast list that included Rita Ora, Gaspard Ulliel, Alma Jodorowsky, Caroline de Maigret and twins, Haya and Sama Abu Khadra.

With a total ban on photographers inside, EW can reveal stylish revellers indulged in a sleek sushi bar, delicious canapés and plenty of bubbles, while enjoying Rita Ora’s surprise private performance and ending the night on the dance floor with Too Many DJs playing an impressive set.

See who attended and what they wore for one of Dubai’s hottest events of the year.


 Team Emirates Woman pulled out their best cocktail attire for the chic event


Accessorising with the season’s hottest clutches (see full outfit credits below)



 Senior Editor Sophia wore a Lanvin frock with…


…lashings of Chanel accessories


Wearing a blonde wig, Rita Ora pops in colour block red all from Chanel


The stunning Alma Jodorowsky kept it feminine and fresh in Chanel’s blue and white hues


Identical twin, Haya and Sama Abu Khadra attended the party in monochrome


Adelya Bakhtiarova and Rosmin Manji


Fashion Designer Alanoud Badr wowed in canary yellow


Simone Heng opts for an entirely nude look


The super stylish Rami Al Ali and Diala Makki


Hello! Editor Elle Timms and Molly O’Connor


Fishfayce owner Zeina Abdullah rocks up her dress with a leather gilet


Zhibek Kussainova played homage to the exhibition wearing a Chanel Jacket and YSL Tribute sandals


Sophie Toh and Francois Pourcher

EW Wearing

See what we wore for the Chanel event…

Jade: Dress Moschino at, bag Shourouk at, shoes Zara

Elizabeth: Dress Parker at Blommingdales, bag and belt Chanel, earrings Kenneth Jay Lane, ring River Island

Alexandra: Dress Reiss, bag H&M, shoes, earrings Swarovski

Annah: Dress Malene Birger, shoes Dune, bag H&M

Alexandria: Top Koton, necklace Forever 21, skirt Poca Poca, shoes Dune, bag Accessorize

Sophia: Dress Lanvin, shoes, cuff and bag all Chanel