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Jessica Kahawaty’s Latest Look is a Lesson in Joyful Holiday Dressing


With the festive season fast approaching, Jessica Kahawaty has joined the leading best-dressed names in the region with her latest look. The Lebanese model and entrepreneur recently stepped out for an event hosted by Ralph Lauren in Dubai, fully embracing the holiday theme for the occasion with a special creation from the American brand.

Her strapless dress of choice brought together the fail-safe color pairing most associated with the season: red and black, while the form-hugging silhouette made it seem as if Kahawaty was wrapped like a gift. And since no present is complete without a bow, the highlight of the gown—picked from the Ralph Lauren Holiday 2022 collection—was an oversized red bow at the back. Going into two long floor-sweeping panels, the detail was equal parts joyful and glamorous, which is precisely where Kahawaty finds her sartorial sense.


The founder and CEO of Mama Rita paired the statement dress with minimal accessories including dainty butterfly-shaped earrings and a black and gold handbag embroidered with the fashion house’s initials, RL. Kawahaty also kept her glam pared back with her hair side parted and slicked into a chic low bun, and makeup featuring neutral hues.

Considering this is only the first look sported by Kahawaty this festive season, expect her to offer more holiday dressing inspiration in the weeks to come.

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