On the evening of January 27, the stars descended on Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on occasion of the 2022 Joy Awards. Hosted under the patronship of of Turki Al Sheikh, the Royal Court and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Authority for Entertainment, the awards ceremony was attended by some of the most-loved stars of the Arab world, all of whom brought their sartorial A-game to the purple carpet. Among the most interesting looks of the evening was that of Lebanese actor Nadine Nassib Njeim, who sauntered in dressed in an elegant black gown that may seem simple at first sight, but was, in reality, anything but. Keep reading to find out what made it such a unique pick.
Nadine Nassib Njeim’s gown came with a crystal studded open back
Seemingly crafted in black velvet, Nadine Nassib Njeim’s gown was created by Beirut-based label Aden Fashion. The full-sleeved, body-hugging number came with a delicate string of crystals along its modest neckline and sleeve hems. The star detail of Njeim’s look, however, was its risqué low back, which was adorned with multiple rows of dangling crystals. To allow the statement back of her gown to take centre stage, the actor styled her hair in a romantic half-up, half-down do, and pulled her chestnut waves to the front. To match with the embellishment on her ebony gown, Nadine Nassib Njeim opted for a black Jimmy Choo clutch with its own crystal work, along with matching Aquazzura heels.
No awards look is complete without the right jewelry, and with her slinky gown, Njeim opted for stunning emerald and diamond earrings from Lebanese jewelry house Tufenkjian. She also added on a gorgeous ring for the evening.
If you thought black was basic, Nadine Nassib Njeim’s ensemble from the Joy Awards will definitely change your mind. Are you bold enough to wear a backless gown like hers?