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This Stunning Yellow Dress Proves that Jennifer Lopez is a Fan of Arab Designers

Jennifer Lopez wears Maison Yeya at the Hustler’s premiere. Photo: Getty

Jennifer Lopez walked down the red carpet of the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7 for the premiere of her new movie Hustlers. The American superstar sported sleek blonde locks in a dramatically short bob framing her face.

Complementing her hair and stealing the show at the same time, however, was Lopez’s bright yellow dress by the Egyptian label Maison Yeya‘s couture collection for Fall 2019. The stunning number featured a plunging neckline and a long train at the back and a high slit at the front. “We had been asked to send our Fall collection to LA for J Lo’s fitting who admired the dresses,” shared designer Yasmine Yeya with

Jennifer Lopez wears Maison Yeya at the Hustler’s premiere. Photo: Getty

“The collection’s name was Lady Chiara of Oscuro, inspired by the painting style of Chiaroscuro: a clear juxtaposition of light and darkness. Chiara means light, Oscuro means dark,” said Yeya who also revealed that she “experimented with different materials that have different reflections of light.” Evidently, the highlight of the dress had been the interplay of the multiple textured fabrics coming together to form one beautiful sartorial moment.

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According to the Egyptian designer, each dress in the collection was inspired by a state of light reflection. “The dress that J Lo picked is called Helia, derived from Helios, which means ‘Sun’ in Greek. It represents the fiery state of being exposed to utter divine light. This is from a theosophical idea of divine light reflected on people bringing out different things in them,” added Yeya.

It is no secret that local talent has found a fan in the Jenny From The Block singer as she is seen championing the region in show-stopping creations for some of the biggest events in her career. For her first-ever concert in Egypt, the star chose a bespoke red number created by Egyptian designer Nagwa Zahran.

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