Riyadh’s Night of Style: Striking Fashion Highlights From the 2024 Joy Awards

Last night, the city of Riyadh lit up once again during a special celebration of the finest talents in the entertainment world during the 2024 edition of the Joy Awards.

As with last year, all the celebrities arrived looking dazzling in custom-made gowns by some of the finest designers in the world. These are the show-stopping fashion highlights of this year’s special edition:

The Traffic Stopping Red Dresses

Red was the color of the night, as some of the biggest names in the world of entertainment graced the lavender carpet in the iconic shade. One of the greatest stars of the Arab world, Egyptian Actress Mona Zaki, knew how to make an appearance as she strutted the carpet in a gorgeous strapless gown shimmering with intricate embroidery and embellishment.

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Also coming in hot with a Dolce & Gabbana gown is three-time World Music Award winner and singing sensation Nancy Ajram who dressed in a sequined red gown with a thigh-high slit.

Joining the red squad was the one and only Tunisian actress Dorra Zarrouk who continues to top trending looks in award ceremonies. This year, she stood out while draped in a gorgeous red gown with an edgy shoulder cut-out.

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The Show-Stopping Elie Saab Gown

Elie Saab, the world-renowned Lebanese fashion designer, is already having a successful kick-off to 2024 with his signed deal to introduce a unique experiential and immersive activation during the Riyadh Season. Along with that, his custom-made gowns always make an appearance at most award shows.

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Bringing his fashion prowess to the forefront, this year, one of his gowns got to be worn by Lebanese actress Carmen Bsaibes, who wore his elegant billowing red cape gown with feminine criss-cross pleating. With her being the host of the Joy Awards, Saab’s dress will be getting major exposure throughout the exciting event.

A Touch Of Sparkle & Shine

Besides the feisty red gowns taking over the event, celebrities also decided to bring some sparkle and shine to the event. Raya Abirached, the internationally acclaimed Lebanese TV presenter, whose name has become synonymous with Hollywood in the Arab, graced the event in a sequin-doused purple Valentino gown coupled with Bulgari jewelry.

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Bringing the same shine factor was Tunisian model and actress Rym Saidi who arrived in a slinky iridescent dress with a thigh slit. Even legendary Egyptian actress Lebleba came in wearing a white gorgeous beaded flapper inspired by the 1920s.

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Floor-Length Capes Galore

Along with Bsaibes, many other celebrities came in dressed in gowns with capes featured as a staple part of their ensemble. Exemplifying elegance at its finest was Lebanese actress Sara Abi Kanaan, who arrived in a black-to-white sheer ombre effect dress while draped in a massive white cape.

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Showcasing another cape-dress ensemble was Nour in an Antoine Kareh white dress, which brought the same elegance of Kanaan in a simple white dress covered two-sided cape.

It Is All About The Shoulders

Probably two of the most unique and bold looks of the night are all about the shoulders. Egyptian actress Mai Omar came in with the ultimate ode to the timeless and simple accessory known as the bow. It was the literal centerpiece of her gorgeous white dress.

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Bringing the same flair to her gown was Lebanese presenter, model, and actress Rita Harb, who adorned a velvet purple dress embellished with large floral shoulder sleeves.

With such bold and gorgeous looks across the lavender carpet, the Joy Awards once again showcased how it’s an entertainment magnet to the biggest celebrity powerhouses known to boast the coolest fashion looks.

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