‘Peppermint’ star wears Rami Kadi gown to Hollywood premiere

Annie Ilonzeh stars alongside Jennifer Garner in ‘Peppermint.’ (File photo: AFP)
Updated 01 September 2018
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‘Peppermint’ star wears Rami Kadi gown to Hollywood premiere

  • The star attended the premiere of 'Peppermint,' starring Jennifer Garner
  • US actress Annie Ilonzeh wore a futuristic gown by Lebanese designer Rami Kadi

DUBAI: US actress Annie Ilonzeh wore a futuristic gown by Lebanese designer Rami Kadi to the premiere of new Hollywood flick “Peppermint” in Los Angeles over the weekend.
Due for US release on Sept. 7, the film stars Jennifer Garner who portrays a woman who becomes a vigilante after her husband and daughter are killed in a drive-by shooting by members of a cartel. Meanwhile, Ilonzeh plays an FBI agent.
Ilonzeh wore a fitted gown to the premiere, complete with a black bodice with a gaping peekaboo cutout and a multi-colored skirt made up of strips of metallic material.
From 2010 to 2011, the actress starred on the ABC daytime soap opera “General Hospital” and then went on to play a role in the short-lived ABC reboot of “Charlie’s Angels.”
In the new film, Ilonzeh stars alongside Garner, who received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday to honor a glittering career that has included roles in acclaimed movies from “Juno” to “Dallas Buyers Club.”

S actress Annie Ilonzeh (R) wore a futuristic gown by Lebanese designer Rami Kadi. Instagram


“Today for me is a moment to mark 24 years really joyfully lived, in a job that I love so much. And to get to share with my family and friends is pretty amazing and special,” the 46-year-old star told AFP. Actors Steve Carell and Bryan Cranston — who starred with Garner respectively in the 2014 comedy “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” and 2016’s “Wakefield” — paid glowing tribute.
Also on hand to celebrate was Judy Greer, who appeared alongside Garner in 2004 fantasy comedy-romance “13 Going on 30” and 2014 comedy-drama “Men, Women and Children” before directing her in the 2017 comedy, “A Happening of Monumental Proportions.” In 2001, Garner got the role that catapulted her onto the A-list, as CIA agent Sydney Bristow in ABC series “Alias,” which ran for five seasons. Garner received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards for the part, as well as four outstanding lead actress nominations at the Emmys, AFP reported.
For her part, Ilonzeh posted a series of photographs in which she is posing with Garner and captioned the post “Enjoyed working with you all! Can’t wait to do it again.” The actress even paid homage to Garner, hashtagging a photo of the Hollywood star with the word “idol.”


French label under fire over ‘Don’t Shoot’ t-shirt inspired by Lebanese war

Vetement's Spring/Summer 2020 show was held in Paris. (AFP)
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French label under fire over ‘Don’t Shoot’ t-shirt inspired by Lebanese war

French label under fire over ‘Don’t Shoot’ t-shirt inspired by Lebanese war

DUBAI: French label Vetements has come under fire online for featuring a T-shirt that read “Don’t shoot” in Arabic, French and English,at its Spring/Summer 2020 show last week.

The t-shirt is a replica of one worn by journalists in Lebanon in 1982’s Israeli invasion of the country.

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Adding fuel to the fire is the fact that Emirati fashion label Qasimi released a near identical t-shirt in 2018, which led regional influencers such as Tamara Al-Gabbani and the designer himself to take to Instagram with angry comments.

Speaking to Vogue Arabia this week, Khalid bin Sultan Al-Qasimi, who doesn’t own copyright for the phrase, said: “I understand what they are doing. It’s about consumerism. But it’s a complete f*** you to the region … I used that print to highlight the plight of something going on in the Middle East. For Vetements to use it in such a flippant and provocative manner; I don’t think they realize what these words mean to us Arabs.”

Vetements designer Demna Gvasalia is no stranger to controversy, having come under sire in 2016 for his t-shirt emblazoned with the DHL logo.

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