Arab designers had a major moment on Hollywood’s biggest night as a number of stars walked the 2023 Oscars red carpet dressed by Middle Eastern talent.
Among the many standout looks was a scarlet one worn by model Cara Delevingne, who opted for a classic, one-shoulder voluminous gown by Lebanese couturier Elie Saab. All-out extravagance and Lebanese craftsmanship were also favored by Chinese actor Fan Bingbing, whose green-caped silver dress by Tony Ward was quick to make headlines. American model Molly Sims showed her love for Arab designers in a deep green feather-sleeved gown by Georges Chakra Couture, while actor Eva Longoria championed Zuhair Murad in one of his signature embroidered pieces from the Spring 2023 couture collection. Honorable mention goes to Rihanna, who dressed her baby bump in a sheer paneled look by Alaïa, founded by Tunisian couturier Azzedine Alaïa.
At the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscars After-Party, British model Suki Waterhouse dazzled in a head-to-toe silver design by Elie Saab, who dressed Australian model Miranda Kerr in a soft blue cut-out gown, and Top Gun: Maverick actor Monica Barbaro in a two-tone number. The event was also attended by Chrissy Teigen in a lime green beaded and feathered dress from Zuhair Murad’s Spring 2023 couture line.