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Mona Zaki Makes a Case for Color-Blocked Cocktail Wear in a Green and Purple Gown


Mona Zaki and Ahmed Helmy in Cairo. Photo:

Mona Zaki has had quite the eventful week. On November 27, the Egyptian actress walked the red carpet at the Cairo International Film Festival 2021 in an emerald green halter gown by Maram Borhan, and last night, she made one more appearance in the capital once again in a must-see ensemble. Spotted at the Elie Saab x Emaar Misr gala at Cairo’s Abdeen Palace, Zaki posed for pictures in a color-blocked number by Turkey-based label Raisa Vanessa. Her pick was a floor-length one-shoulder number in shades of moss green, deep purple and royal blue. Take a closer look below.


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For the evening celebration, Mona Zaki was joined by husband Ahmed Helmy, along with stylist Mai Galal and actress-singer Youssra. While Youssra opted for a romantic nude and black strapless gown, Zaki’s outfit popped on camera for its vibrant hues, which gave cocktail dressing a playful spin. Along with its bold color-blocked palette, the star’s Raisa Vanessa gown also made a statement with its minimal embellishment, and its cheeky thigh-high slit. The actor completed her look with an equally interesting beauty look: a high, voluminous ponytail, perfectly bronzed skin, a green-meets-gold smoky eye, and glossy nude lips.

As we approach the festive season, your calendar is bound to be filling up with celebratory dinners and get-togethers. While black is always a classic option, why not take cues from Mona Zaki and play with unexpected colors for your next night out? All you need is an all-eyes-on-me gown, and a little confidence.

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