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Step Inside Bulgari’s Star-Studded Magnifica Jewelry Collection Launch in Dubai


Photo: Courtesy Bulgari

On December 6, Bulgari took over the Bulgari Yacht Club in Dubai to reveal the first look of its brand new Magnifica jewelry collection—its most precious ever to date—along with fresh new high-end watches. This time around, the Italian brand went bigger than ever before, launching a collection that consisted of a whopping 250 masterpieces, making it the biggest line-up it has ever brought to the Middle East.

Given the special occasion (which also honored 50 years of the UAE), it was only fitting for Bulgari’s momentous evening to have an equally monumental guest list. There to join Jean-Christophe Babin, Group CEO of Bulgari, and creative director Lucia Silvestri, were some of the region’s biggest names. While Lebanese actress Raya Abirached attended in a lime green Zuhair Murad gown, cinema icon Mona Zaki celebrated the new collection in a pastel blue ensemble also by the Murad, and Aseel Omran chose a black and gold look from the Lebanese couturier. All three ladies completed her looks for the gala dinner with stunning Bulgari jewelry pieces. Also on the guest list for the evening were Mai Omar, who opted for a silky green gown with her Bulgari jewels, Diala Makki wearing Yasmine Hawa, Karen Wazen (seen in a scarlet gown), DJ Tala Samman in a sunset-hued dress. Joining them were Rosemin Madhavji in Dolce & Gabbana and Miriam Abadi in Kaya Kollective.


Jean Cristophe Babin. Photo: Courtesy Bulgari

Making the most of Dubai’s pleasant winter evenings, Bulgari’s Magnifica jewelry launch took place under an open night sky, with a pristine Rome-inspired facade lit up with projections as a backdrop. Guests sat at round tables laden with fresh blooms, enjoying a decadent meal as models walked the runway wearing the brand’s most exquisite new jewelry creations, each of which took thousands of hours and only the most impeccable craftsmanship, to come to life. The evening came to a close with a special address from Babin. “High jewelry is an emotion, not just about carats,” he shared with the attendees, and one look at the Magnifica collection is all it takes for one to agree. Catch up on the best celebrity snapshots from the night that was below.


Mona Zaki. Photo: Stephane Aït Ouarab


Aseel Omran. Photo: Stephane Aït Ouarab


Diala Makki. Photo: Stephane Aït Ouarab


Karen Wazen. Photo: Stephane Aït Ouarab


Mai Omar. Photo: Stephane Aït Ouarab


Raya Abirached. Photo: Stephane Aït Ouarab

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