Lady Gaga is no stranger to Middle Eastern designers. Just months ago, the music icon was spotted out and about in New York post her performance with Tony Bennett at Radio City Music Hall in a sparkling gunmetal Georges Hobeika gown, her first ensemble by the celebrated Lebanese designer. And over the years, her loyalty to the creations of Tunisian couturier Azzedine Alaïa hasn’t been missed either. Most recently, Gaga gave her nod to artists of the region once again via a video she shared on her official Instagram page.
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On November 21, Lady Gaga took to social media to announce a new launch—the Italian Glam Highlighter Brush from her beauty line, Haus Laboratories by Lady Gaga. In the first look, a smouldering Gaga is seen showing off the results of her latest drop dressed in a risqué off-shoulder black dress by none other than Dubai-based, Lebanese-born designer Lama Jouni. Gaga paired her fail-safe ebony number with sparkling solitaire earrings, a statement cocktail ring, and a sleek beauty look. Her picks: coral lips, softly smoked out lids, and an elegant low bun. The video announcing the new highlighter brush has already earned thousands of likes and comments, with Jouni fans instantly recognizing the designer’s feminine and understated ensemble.
After attending Istituto Marangoni, Lama Jouni also studied fashion at Parsons, Paris, and went on to work with Balmain and Reed Krakoff. The designer launched her own ready-to-wear label in November 2013, and today is counted among the favorites in the region. Check out the very same dress worn by Lady Gaga below.