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Overheard at the 2016 DDFC/Vogue Fashion Prize Gala Dinner

Zuhair Murad and Stephanie Horton

Zuhair Murad and Stephanie Horton

“She’s a beauty, but she’s also a great person who speaks highly of the Arab world,” was one of the many quotes overheard at the 2016 DDFC/Vogue Fashion Prize gala dinner. Read on for snippets of conversations that took place at last night’s fête.


Zuhair Murad on Jury Deliberation 

“I’m really happy to support the upcoming designers. It was really tough for them and for us yesterday. It was very difficult for us to choose, because we have two winners this year; one for accessories and one for ready-to-wear, and all of them are very talented.”


Christian Louboutin on Just Arriving

“I just arrived, I just arrived. It’s a very nice place and very enchanting weather. I can’t wait for the rest of the evening. I just arrived now, I just flew in. Off the plane and straight to the event.”


…And Who He Wants to See on the Cover of  Vogue Arabia

“The first person who comes to mind is Elisa Sednaoui, because she’s half Egyptian and she’s my goddaughter. She’s a beauty, but she’s also a great person who speaks highly of the Arab world. She’s always been an inspirational person for me.”


Anya Ziourova on the Middle Eastern Dress Code

“I noticed that people dress differently here than they do in New York. When they want to go out, they go all out. Normally, I would suggest a little black dress, but here I would say ‘little sparkly black dress.’ Arab women really take care of themselves. They do their hair, makeup, wear a lot of jewelry, and really think about their outfit thoroughly.”


Nadine Kanso on the Fashion Prize 

“The selection of finalists is great this year. This initiative is amazing, because people will have to work harder, in terms of design, research, and execution. It’s pushing the limit and some people need to be pushed.”

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