Fans compare Elissa and Yasmine Abdel Aziz in Elie Saab gown

A collage showing Egyptian actress Yasmine Abdel Aziz, left, and Lebanese superstar Elissa donning the same gown by Elie Saab. (Courtesy: 3ain.net)
Updated 12 February 2018
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Fans compare Elissa and Yasmine Abdel Aziz in Elie Saab gown

CAIRO: Social media fans have been comparing Egyptian actress Yasmine Abdel Aziz and Lebanese diva Elissa after they both appeared on separate occasions donning the same black evening gown, created by global designer Elie Saab.
Elissa appeared at the finale of “Project Runway” program wearing the same black dress in which Abdel Aziz appeared to be wearing at a Cairo-based magazine annual gala dinner a few weeks ago.
Fans shared pictures of both stars and said who wore the gown better.
The Lebanese fashion designer is not only a hot-pick for Arab celebrities, but also international ones like Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry and Mila Kunis.
He recently was on the receiving end of a backlash after a photo of Israeli actress Gal Gadot wearing his gown was posted on the label’s official Instagram account.


Little-known designer to lead fashion house Lanvin

Updated 42 min 3 sec ago
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Little-known designer to lead fashion house Lanvin

  • Bruno Sialelli is the fourth creative director to head the troubled brand in four years
  • The turmoil at the house began in 2015 with the departure of star designer Alber Elbaz

PARIS: A little known 31-year-old French fashion designer was handed the keys to Lanvin Monday, the oldest couture house of all.
Bruno Sialelli, who has previously worked for Loewe, Balenciaga and Acne Studios, is the fourth creative director to head the troubled brand in four years.
He has been charged with unifying its men’s and women’s lines after the Chinese conglomerate Fosun, who bought out the brand last year, said they wanted to take Lanvin in a “pivotal new direction.”
Chief executive Jean-Philippe Hecquet said that they were won over by Sialelli’s “singular and very personal vision, his audacity, his culture, his energy and ability to bild a strong creative team.”
The turmoil at the house began in 2015 with the departure of star designer Alber Elbaz after a 14-year run during which the brand became a favorite of the fashion set.
The following year the company — then owned by the Taiwanese media magnate Shaw-Lan Wang — sank to a loss of €18.3 million, its first in a decade.
Elbaz was eventually replaced by Bouchra Jarrar, who quit after just 16 months.