Celebrities Who Rocked Gowns by Arab Designers on the Oscars’ Red Carpet

Via Arab News

By Sarah Alblowi

We’ve been talking about diversity in the fashion industry, and although we love seeing Versace and Balmain, Arab fashion designers are ever growing on the red carpets. Beyond Ellie Saab and Zuhair Murad, stylists to celebrities are becoming more familiar with Middle Eastern brand names, and we’re excited!

Here are all the superstars that were dressed to impress in Arab brands at the 91st Academy Awards ceremony:

Nadine Labaki

Via The National

The Lebanese director’s film, Capharnaum, was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film award. She wore a white one sleeve dress with ruffles by none other than the fashion icon, Elie Saab.

Meagan Good

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The cute Barbie dress by Georges Chakra embellished with crystals and a long tail, the ultimate feminine dress.

Angela Bassett

Via Hollywood Reporter  

Dressed by talented beauty, Reem Acra, the actress rocked the vibrant pink mermaid style gown with a big poof on her shoulder.

Jennifer Hudson

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Another amazing dress by Ellie Saab, Hudson looked effortlessly elegant. The dress accentuated her hips and legs so effortlessly.

Michelle Yeoh

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Celebs can’t get enough of Ellie Saab and we don’t blame them! The Cinderella gown with flowers is unlike any of his other dresses on the red carpet.

Krysten Ritter

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The mom-to-be wore a stunning burgandy lace gown by Reem Acra. She looked healthy and glowing with black earrings and matching burgundy lips.

Molly Sims

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Crystals from head to toe, the lavish look is proudly designed by Zuhair Murad. Paired with silver accessories and Hollywood waves, what a gatsby mood!

Julia Roberts

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Julia Robert’s ended the ceremony in her bright pink gown and shoes. Wearing no other than Ellie Saab.

Kendall Jenner

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Kendall’s daring dress is giving us model legs envy. The revealing dress by Rami Kadi took the leg slit all the way to the hips. The jaw-dropping shimmery back dress with silver details was one of the Oscars’ most talked about.

Hannah Beachlar

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Rami Ali dressed the bronzed beauty in a beautiful orange dress. The ruffles scream spring and it’s hard to look away!

Annie Starke

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Not a gown, but an Arab designer! Egyptian Azza Fahmy’s Wing Collar and rings looked just perfect on Starke and we’re very proud.

Raya Abirached

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Famous for Scoop With Raya, the beauty wore a strapless navy blue dress by Lama Askari; we can’t get over the blue feathers. She was also accessorized by Azza Fahmy; it’s safe to say she supports Arab brands.

Josie Canseco

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Kuwaiti Designer, Yousef Aljasmi dressed the blonde beauty and gave her a Jessica Rabbit moment with that red crystalized dress.


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Egyptian luxury bag brand, Okhtein, made its debut on the Oscars’ red carpet! Red haired, Hasley rocked their bag with her fine blue and brown gown.

WE SAID THIS: Versace who? Arab designers are ruling the red carpets!