Sonia Ben Ammar in Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini
Just like the most talented international actresses, models and social media influencers, celebrities from the Middle East indulged us with a slew of show-stopping gowns, beauty looks and mind-boggling jewellery throughout the Cannes Film Festival.
As all kinds of new films and documentaries from around the globe were being presented, all the women from the region really made us proud during one of the year’s most glamorous events. What’s more, most of these women, all amazing in their own special way, stunned in creations from designers who also hail from the Middle East, whether they were on the red carpet, one of the happening parties or at a photo call.
Check out all the looks, from Jessica Kahawaty in a sculptural white gown by Azzi & Osta and Ola Al Fares in Zuhair Murad’s shimmery mermaid dress to Karen Wazen Bakhazi in a canary yellow off-the-shoulder dress with daring slit. And, of course, Bella Hadid enthralled once again by making the sparkly silver halterneck gown by Elie Saab even more alluring with a body chain to complement the ultra low back.
Tunisian actress Dorra Zarrouk in Tony Ward dress and Chopard jewellery at the Chopard Secret Night party
Jordanian TV host and L'Oréal brand ambassador Ola Al Fares in Zuhair Murad gown and Chopard jewellery at the “Girls of the Sun” premiere
Diala Makki , a Lebanese TV personality, in Georges Hobeika dress and Chopard jewellery at the “Solo: A Star Wars Story” premiere
Lebanese social media influencer Karen Wazen Bakhazi in Nicolas Jebran dress and Chopard jewellery at the “Ash Is Purest White” premiere
Shahira Fahmy, an Egyptian award-winning architect turned actress, in Elie Saab gown at the “Yomeddine” premiere
Tunisian model Sonia Ben Ammar in Ermanno Scervino tuxedo at the Fashion for Relief charity dinner and runway show
Palestinian-American super Bella Hadid in Elie Saab dress and Bvlgari jewellery at the “BlacKkKlansman” premiere
Sofia Boutella, a French-Algerian actress, in Vera Wang dress and Bvlgari jewellery at the “Farenheit 451” premiere
Lebanese TV anchor Dima Sadek in Georges Hobeika Haute Couture gown and Falamank by Tarfa Itani jewellery at the 71st Cannes Film Festival
Lebanese TV presenter, actress and model Daniella Rahme in Zuhair Murad gown and Himo jewellery at the “Girls of the Sun” premiere
Ola Farahat, a Palestinian street style star and social media influencer, in Georges Hobeika Haute Couture at “The House That Jack Built” premiere
Jessica Kahawaty, a Lebanese- Australian lawyer, TV host, beauty queen and model, in Azzi & Osta gown and Avakian jewellery at the “BlacKkKlansman” premiere