Lebanese designers suit Celine Dion

Celine Dion demonstrates how to look chic in a suit, like this one by Antonio Berardi she wore last week. (Getty Images)
Updated 31 July 2018
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Lebanese designers suit Celine Dion

  • Dion’s Australia-New Zealand tour continues until Aug. 14

Days after wearing a suit designed by Rabih Kayrouz, Canadian pop superstar Celine Dion wore an Elie Saab suit in Sydney, doubling down on Lebanese designers.

The two-piece power suit featured a bold python print, which the songstress paired with sepia-tinged Balenciaga sunglasses, Jennifer Fisher earrings and neutral pumps from Saab.
“Sydney simply ROCKS!!....case closed! — Céline xxx...,” she captioned the image.
Dion recently kicked off her new headlining tour in Australia. She went viral days ago when she posed overlooking Bangkok’s skyline wearing a yellow suit from Maison Rabih Kayrouz.
While the outfit received the nod from fashion police, social media users quickly made it go viral and turned the Instagram post into an Internet meme.
Filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry provoked the Twitter frenzy when he jokingly asked his followers: “What’s the name of this mixtape?”
Celine Dijon,” replied one user. Another said: “Kodak yellow.”
A third added: “Beauty and the Beast Mode.”
One user drew comparisons between the Canadian singer and “Breaking Bad” character Walter White.
Dion’s love for Lebanese designed-outfits is well-known. She wore a mermaid-inspired dress by Zuhair Murad at the 2017 Grammy Awards and wore a cobalt blue Elie Saab gown at a Bee Gees tribute concert last year. She has also worn a Reem Acra jumpsuit in Paris and jewelry by Sabine Getty in recent months.
The 50-year-old singer has emerged as a style icon recently, thanks to her stylist Law Roach.
Meanwhile, Dion’s second sold-out show at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Sunday hit all the right notes.
Highlights include her first Australian No.1 hit, “The Power of Love,” her 1996 masterpiece, the Jim Steinman-penned mini-opera “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now,” and Dion’s cover of Eric Carmen’s 1975 soft rock staple “All By Myself.”
Dion’s Australia-New Zealand tour continues until Aug. 14.
Dion was recently in the news for featuring in a sequence where she was serenaded by Deadpool.
She penned the single “Ashes” for the soundtrack to “Deadpool 2,” which stars fellow Canadian Ryan Reynolds as the titular character.
The four-minute music video kicks off with Dion under a spotlight singing: “What’s left to say/ These prayers ain’t workin’ anymore/ Every word shot down in flames.”
Deadpool then joins her on stage and sashays in time to her powerful lyrics.
The video wraps up with Deadpool telling Dion the song is “the most beautiful performance I’ve ever seen in my life” before adding: “We need to do it again.”


Cool down in Zayan Ghandour’s summer-ready kaftans

Updated 18 May 2019
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Cool down in Zayan Ghandour’s summer-ready kaftans

  • Zayan Ghandour has now unveiled a Spring/Summer 2019 collection that is perfect for the month of Ramadan
  • Ghandour’s contemporary ready-to wear line features signature hand-embroidered motifs and custom-illustrated prints

DUBAI: Dubai-based designer Zayan Ghandour is showing off her latest line at the Fashion Forward Dubai pop-up in Jeddah department store Rubaiyat this Ramadan.

Fashion Forward Dubai, which recently announced it will be back with another showcase of regional talent in October, unveiled plans to present a special collection by twelve regional designers in the department store last week.

The Stars Avenue mall pop-up store will be open until June 3, just in time for fashion-savvy shoppers to snap up a new ensemble for a Ramadan gathering or Eid Al-Fitr celebrations.

“Fashion Forward Dubai is thrilled to continue expanding our partnership with the prestigious Rubaiyat. Our first two editions have resulted in several success stories for our designers. We are confident that this momentum will continue as we tap into new talent and markets with our growing roster of fantastic designers,” Bong Guerrero, CEO of Fashion Forward Dubai, said in a released statement.

The line-up of up-and-coming, as well as established, regional designers will showcase their Ramadan and Spring/Summer 2019 apparel and accessory collections at the pop-up store.

One of those designers is Ghandour, who launched her own quirky, feminine brand, Zayan the Label, at Paris Fashion Week in 2011 and has now unveiled a Spring/Summer 2019 collection that is perfect for the month of Ramadan.

The summery collection features vibrant shades of red, pink and orange with fresh whites and baby blues.

With a mix of dresses, kaftans and two-piece ensembles, all the holiday-ready outfits are cool and billowing — which is essential as temperatures in the Gulf climb.

The Mina Kaftan is particularly delightful, with its pattern of printed berries and lemons on white. The kaftan features batwing sleeves with yellow scalloped edges and a V-shaped neckline.

A soft pink kaftan with emerald green racing stripes in 3-D beading, the Veronica Kaftan is ideal for a laid back iftar.

Ghandour’s contemporary ready-to wear line features signature hand-embroidered motifs and custom-illustrated prints, all of which are visible in her latest collection where detailed embroidery and colorful embellishments are visible on almost all the pieces.