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Mona Zaki, Razane Jammal, Aseel, and Other Arab Celebrities at the 76th Cannes Film Festival


The annual Cannes Film Festival has a well-deserved reputation for delivering timeless style moments, from Elizabeth Hurley opting for a sheer leopard print gown in 1997 to Bella Hadid’s Schiaparelli Couture and gold lung-like breastplate in 2021. At Cannes, one can expect anything, even royalty – Princess Diana walked the carpet in a baby blue tulle gown in 1987. The 2023 iteration of the festival saw a number of Arab celebrities in attendance with many of them exuding the glamour and elegance that is integral to Cannes.

Mona Zaki presented us with a showstopping moment in a romantic Zuhair Murad number, the ruched bodice and billowing skirt added the perfect amount of sartorial drama. The Egyptian actor completed her look with Bulgari diamonds – a Serpenti choker with a matching bracelet and earrings. Aseel Omran who is the very first brand ambassador for Dior in the Middle East was spotted in a shimmering dress in shades of red wine from the French fashion house.

Lebanese singer and actor Maya Diab exuded siren-esque tendencies in bejeweled stockings and a black dress from Lebanese couturier Jean-Louis Sabaji. She accessorized her ensemble with a stunning diamond necklace and matching earrings from Messika while Razane Jammal paired her sparkling white Dior gown with Cartier jewelry. Hen Sabri also opted for Cartier when it came to accessorizing her bespoke Ali Karoui silk faille and Swarovski dress.

While Arab celebrities certainly shined on the red carpet designers from the region also lent their expert craftsmanship to international celebrities – both Welsh actor Catherine Zeta-Jones and Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio were spotted in Elie Saab.

Scroll to see just how well the Middle East was represented in style moments at the Cannes Film Festival 2023.

Fatima Albanawi in Zuhair Murad. Photo: Getty

Mila Al Zahrani in Atelier Hekayat. Photo:

Razane Jammal in Dior and Cartier. Photo:


Tara Emad in Chanel and Cartier. Photo:

Aseel Omran in Dior. Photo:

Mona Zaki in Zuhair Murad.

Fatima Albanawi. Photo: Getty

Maya Diab in Jean-Louis Sabaji. Photo: Getty

Farah Abdelaziz in Rami Kadi. Photo: Getty

Rawdah Mohamed. Photo: Getty

Afef Jnifen in Francesco Scognamiglio. Photo: Getty

Raya Abirached in Gemy Maalouf. Photo:

Tara Emad in Chanel. Photo: Getty

Honayda Serafi in Honayda. Photo: Getty

Amira Al Zuhair in Rami Kadi. Photo:

Fatma Alremaihi. Photo: Getty

Razane Jammal in Dior. Photo: Getty

Ola Farahat in Marmar Halim and Boucheron. Photo:

Farnoush Hamidian in Georges Hobeika

Hend Sabri in Cartier and Ali Karoui. Photo:

Gigi Hadid in Jean Paul Gaultier. Photo: Getty

Sabrina Elba in Elie Saab. Photo: Getty

Diala Makki in Georges Hobeika

Nojoud Alrumaihi in Rami Kadi. Photo: Instagram

Rose Bertram in Rami Kadi. Photo: Instagram

Grace Elizabeth in Rami Kadi. Photo: Instagram

Sara Sampaio in Zuhair Murad. Photo:

Farhana Bodi in Atelier Zuhra. Photo: Courtesy of Atelier Zuhra

Catherine Zeta-Jones in Elie Saab. Photo: Getty

Zhang Yuki in Tony Ward. Photo: Courtesy of Tony Ward

Alessandra Ambrosio in Elie Saab. Photo: Getty

Neelam Gil in Rami Al Ali. Photo: Getty

Izabel Goulart in Yessayan. Photo:

Kelly Piquet in Yessayan. Photo:

Nadine Nassib Njeim in Georges Chakra. Photo:

Jasmine Tookes in Eman Alajlan. Photo: Getty

Nadine Nassib Njeim in Zuhair Murad. Photo:

Kate Beckinsale in Zuhair Murad. Photo:

Jourdan Dunn in Elie Saab. Photo: Getty

Rawdah Mohammed in Robert Wun. Photo: Getty

Ikram Abdi Omar in Harris Reed. Photo: Getty

Shanina Shaik. Photo: Getty

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