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:
Updated 12 February 2018

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.

Know your Arab jewelry designers

Updated 15 August 2018

Know your Arab jewelry designers

DUBAI: The Arab world is known for its love of jewelry. Here are some emerging and established home-grown brands.

Alia bin Omair

Born in the UAE, Alia bin Omair’s collection, Leaf, is based on the ever-present palm trees found in the region.

Nuun Jewels

Nuun Jewels was founded by Saudi Arabian Princess Nourah Al Faisal, who opened a boutique on the shopping avenue Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris.

Mukhi Sisters

The Lebanese-Indian sisters Maya, Meena, and Zeenat Mukhi come from a long line of jewelers. Their line incorporates tradition with extravagant settings.

Bil Arabi

Lebanese designer Nadine Kanso launched her brand, Bil Arabi, in Dubai in 2006. It went on to quickly become one of the region’s hottest lines.

Jude Benhalim

Egyptian Jude Benhalim launched her jewelry brand when she was 17 in 2011 and hasn’t looked back since.

Azza Fahmy

The most well-known internationally, Egyptian Azza Fahmy began her trade in the 1960s when she became the first woman to serve an apprenticeship in Egypt’s jewelry district.