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10 Times Arab Designers Ruled the Red-Carpet at Cannes Film Festival

With stars flocking to the French Riviera in the most show-stopping looks, the annual Cannes Film Festival has long been one of the most exciting fashion events of the year. With glamour and opulence being the unofficial dress code, Arab designers have become the go-to for some of the most truly memorable looks throughout its history. This year, while the world remains in quarantine, and the week-long affair canceled, we celebrate what would have been its 73rd year.

Scroll down for our pick of some of the greatest moments on the red carpet that pay homage to Arab designers.

Jessica Kahawaty

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Jessica Kahawaty wears an elegant, structured white custom couture gown by Azzi & Osta at the 71st annual Cannes film festival in 2018.

Madison Beer

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Madison Beer wears a dramatic black-feathered, haute couture dress by Georges Hobeika, for the screening of “Dolor y Gloria” in 2019.

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Priyanka Chopra wears an iconic white ruffled tulle gown crafted by Georges Hobeika, in 2019, shortly after her wedding to Nick Jonas.

Winnie Harlow

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Lebanese designer Jean Louis Sabaji made a red carpet statement in 2018, with a silver draped dress worn by Vogue Arabia’s cover star Winnie Harlow.

Cindy Bruna

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In 2018, Cindy Bruna wore a white couture dress by Ashi Studio, creating an ethereal vision in white feathers with romantic sweeping sleeves.

Deepika Padukone

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Wearing a show-stopping ruffled fuschia couture dress, Deepika Padukone made the ultimate statement in Ashi studio at the 2018 festival.

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In 2019, model Sara Sampaio wore a striking suit designed by Rami Kadi, embellished with mirrored sequins and Swarovski crystals.

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For the premiere of The Last Face in 2016, Alessandra Ambrosio opted for a beaded jumpsuit with an intricate tulle net covered skirt with cascading flowers, from Zuhair Murad couture.

sonam kapoor

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At the 2017 screening of The Killing of a Sacred Deer, actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja chose a golden couture dress by Lebanese designer Elie Saab, fitted with delicate embroideries and a voluminous skirt.

Bella Hadid

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Supermodel Bella Hadid wore a dreamy silver Elie Saab gown with a halter-neck and daringly low back to the premiere of BlacKkKlansman in 2018.

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