Angelina Jolie wears Elie Saab kaftan while shopping in LA

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Angelina Jolie was spotted wearing a kaftan by Lebanese designer Elie Saab while shopping in Los Angeles over the weekend. (Elie Saab’s Instagram)
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Angelina Jolie was spotted wearing a kaftan by Lebanese designer Elie Saab while shopping in Los Angeles over the weekend. (Elie Saab’s Instagram)
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Angelina Jolie, in an Elie Saab gown at the 2014 Oscars. (AFP)
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Angelina Jolie, in an Elie Saab gown at the 2014 Oscars. (AFP)
Updated 25 August 2018
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Angelina Jolie wears Elie Saab kaftan while shopping in LA

  • Actress Angelina Jolie enjoyed a shopping spree with her oldest daughters in Los Angeles over the weekend, wearing a modest kaftan designed by Lebanese couturier Elie Saab
  • Saab, the 54-year-old Arab fashion designer who is a hit with Hollywood A-listers on the red carpet, is a personal favorite of Jolie

JEDDAH: Actress Angelina Jolie enjoyed a shopping spree with her oldest daughters in Los Angeles over the weekend, wearing a modest kaftan designed by Lebanese couturier Elie Saab.
“Timeless elegance” is how Elie Saab described Jolie in the photos on its Instagram page.
Despite the sunny weather in Los Angeles, the actress chose a long, black flowing maxi, which included long sleeves, a cape overlay with leather accents and lace detailing on the front and back. She completed the look with a black Céline purse, neutral Christian Louboutin pumps and oversized round sunglasses.
Saab, the 54-year-old Arab fashion designer who is a hit with Hollywood A-listers on the red carpet, is a personal favorite of Jolie too.
The actress-turned-director donned an Elie Saab Couture dress for the American Society of Cinematographers Awards in February this year. Jolie wore a similar Elie Saab gown to the 2014 Oscars from the designer’s fall/winter 2013 haute couture collection.
In Los Angeles, the 43-year-old Oscar winner was spotted with her daughters, Zahara, 13, and Shiloh, 12, at the Kitson store, a well-known lifestyle boutique for celebrity-spotting, especially by paparazzi. According to store owner Fraser Ross, Jolie appeared to be “relaxed” and was a “hands-on person.”
“Anything the girls said, she’d come and look. If they had something to show her, she’d go over there. They definitely explored every part of that store. She didn’t leave there before she looked at everything,” Ross told US Weekly.
He said the trio browsed the store for about an hour and a half and purchased earrings for Zahara.
Jolie’s late mother, Marcheline Bertrand, used to live nearby and shop at the store.
Meanwhile, Jolie and Brad Pitt have reportedly reached a temporary custody agreement after their months-long battle over their six kids: Maddox, 17, Pax, 14, Zahara, Shiloh and 10-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne. The temporary agreement, which comes nearly two years after Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt, 54, in September 2016, will see them through until an evaluator can finish gathering information about the family.
The actress made headlines earlier this month when she accused Pitt of not paying any “meaningful” child support since their decision to split. The contention that Pitt has not paid child support was immediately disputed by his lawyers.
Earlier this year, Jolie was ordered by the court to allow her children to spend more time with their father or risk losing custody.


Models make their way to Milan

Halima Aden is set to touch down in Italy. AFP
Updated 19 September 2018
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Models make their way to Milan

DUBAI: The who’s who of the fashion world, including Somali-American model Halima Aden and Lebanese-Australian influencer Jessica Kahawaty, have touched down in Italy for Milan Fashion Week.

The event kicked off on Wednesday with cutting-edge couturiers taking over the city to present their women’s ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2019 collections, while doffing a collective cap to the environment.

Aden took to Instagram to share her excitement, while Kahawaty has posted various snapshots of herself posing around the city.

Following on the high heels of New York and London fashion weeks, and ahead of the biggest of them all in Paris, Milan’s catwalk season will see dozens of shows by the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Versace, Cavalli, Armani and Fendi, AFP reported.

Notably absent will be Gucci, which this year escapes to Paris so creative director Alessandro Michele can pay homage to the City of Light that inspired his new collection.

Gucci, founded in Florence in 1921, will nevertheless host an exclusive performance by iconoclast Scottish dancer and choreographer Michael Clark at its Milan offices on Wednesday.


Some renowned designers will be absent, such as Emilio Pucci and Trussardi, while others will return, like Philipp Plein and Iceberg, along with some surprises such as 1990s sportswear giant Fila.

Last year’s collaboration with Fendi, which saw the two brands’ logos playfully mingled by artist Hey Reilly, catapulted Fila back into the limelight.

Continuing the trend of mixing street fashion with haute couture, French couturier Louis Vuitton in March appointed Virgil Abloh as director of its menswear collection.

Ghanaian-American Abloh previously created the Off-White brand, coveted by hip-hop artists.

While fashion houses put on exhibitions on the sidelines of Fashion Week, including by French photographer Sarah Moon at Armani’s museum, the week’s overarching theme is sustainable development or so-called Green Fashion.

The Italian Fashion Chamber of Commerce, which organizes most of the week’s events, will hand out the Green Carpet Fashion Awards to the most environmentally friendly fashion houses, according to AFP.

Celebrities and key industry figures will attend the awards ceremony at the world-famous Scala Theatre — dress code green — on Sunday, the climax of the week’s more than 60 catwalk shows and 90 presentations.

While the fashion world is not known for particularly caring about the environment, British luxury fashion group Burberry last week announced that it would stop burning unsold goods — an industry-wide practice.

Burberry and its peers routinely burn tens of millions of dollars worth of products every year to maintain the exclusivity and luxury mystique of their brands.

Environmental concerns notwithstanding, fashion houses will also be battling it out for who can put on the most extravagant, exclusive and, of course, fashionable show.