Last night, fashion enthusiasts across France—nay, the world—came together for Balmain’s Spring/Summer 2023 presentation at Paris Fashion Week. The outdoor showcase at the Stade Jean-Bouin arena, which ended on a high note with the appearance of musical icon Cher on the runway, saw Olivier Rousteing send out his rendition of a more environmentally conscious collection that burst with playful prints and earthy hues, many crafted using banana peels, fallen wood and raffia. And among the many famous faces spotted in the audience was a Middle Eastern favorite, Egyptian actor Yasmine Sabri.
Sabri, who seems to have flown in to the fashion capital specifically to catch her favorite shows, spent her day prior to Balmain’s show prepping for the big moment. In a very special photo series, the star gave Vogue Arabia access to her hotel suite to follow her through the day, which started, of course, in a cozy king size bed loaded with outfit options.
Having had her makeup done for the day in her signature look—glossy lips, peaches and cream skin, bold brows and lush lashes—Sabri found herself spoilt for choice when it came to her Balmain ensemble of the day, finally opting for a fail-safe aesthetic: head-to-toe black. Her pick: a classic black Balmain blazer with the brand’s signature gold buttons, paired with the fashion house’s very much on-trend black leather pantaboots. Her jewelry of choice included an edgy gold chain, her favorite diamond earrings, and a delicate ring.
Once ready, the actor posed for the shutterbugs in her sprawling hotel room, did a last minute makeup check, and then made her way across the bustling streets of Paris to the venue that was brimming with Balmain fans for a night to remember.