Izabel Goulart gives us a lesson in Lebanese power dressing

Brazilian model Izabel Goulart was spotted wearing a suave Zuhair Murad suit in London on Monday. (File/AFP)
Updated 04 December 2018
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Izabel Goulart gives us a lesson in Lebanese power dressing

DUBAI: Brazilian model Izabel Goulart was spotted wearing a suave Zuhair Murad suit in London on Monday — and we must say that if this luscious tux is anything to go by, the Lebanese label should be as celebrated for its two-piece ensembles as its coveted ballgowns.

Goulart, who is best known as having been a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 2005 to 2016, took to Instagram late Monday to show off her power suit, which she wore to a Chopard-hosted event in the British capital.

“Off to celebrate the holiday season with @chopard in (an) @zuhairmuradofficial tuxedo,” she wrote on Instagram.

The caption was posted alongside a sultry snap of the former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model posing in the back of a car while wearing the white suit.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The tuxedo, with its panels of sheer lace, was tied at the waist and worn with nothing underneath — a rather risqué take on the classic suit by Goulart. The model finished off the outfit with a heavy green-and-silver Chopard jewelry set and slicked back hair

The fashion label took to Instagram to repost the photo, captioning it: “@izabelgoulart looks dashing and chic in a white Zuhair Murad ensemble from the ready-to-wear spring/summer 2019 collection.”

Goulart isn’t the only star to show off a look by the label this week, however. Canadian actress and model Shay Mitchell, who shot to fame for her role in TV show “Pretty Little Liars,” took to Instagram to post a shot of her wearing another Murad creation on Monday.

The psychedelic two-piece outfit hails from the label’s ready-to-wear resort 2019 collection and features a matching set of wide-legged pants and a wrap-around top.

With a color scheme of blush pink, yellow, black and grey and a busy print, it’s an outfit that is sure to turn heads — especially when worn by the likes of Mitchell.

The fashion house seems to agree, captioning a reposted version of the photo: “@shaymitchell looks absolutely stunning in a multi-colored ensemble from the Zuhair Murad ready-to-wear resort 2019 collection.”


Abu Dhabi Festival reveals exciting 2019 lineup

Updated 10 December 2018
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Abu Dhabi Festival reveals exciting 2019 lineup

  •  Dubbed ADF19, the festival will feature more than 100 events across 25 venues in Abu Dhabi, including 18 productions, two co-productions and two commissioned artworks
  • The festival will also shed light on artists with disabilities, with the central theme announced as “Culture of Determination”

The month-long Abu Dhabi Festival, set to be held in March 2019, announced its art-and-culture filled lineup in a press conference at the Emirates Palace hotel on Monday, with the packed itinerary set to entertain culture vultures in the capital in what will be the festival’s 16th edition.

Dubbed ADF19, the festival will feature more than 100 events across 25 venues in Abu Dhabi, including 18 productions, two co-productions and two commissioned artworks. If that isn’t enough, the festival will also feature more than 500 artists from 17 different countries.

The festival’s headline program includes performances by the Korean National Ballet — set to perform “Giselle,” a romantic ballet about a peasant girl with a passion for dance — and the Korean Symphony Orchestra. Korea has been singled out as ASF19’s “Country of Honor” and organizers are focusing on sharing its classical talent with audiences in the Middle East.

“Abu Dhabi Festival… has been contributing enormously to the region’s intercultural competence, so I’m very happy that Korea could be a part of the wonderful celebration,” the Republic of Korea’s Ambassador to the UAE Kang-ho Park told the press via video link on Monday.  

The festival will also shed light on artists with disabilities, with the central theme announced as “Culture of Determination.”

Festival founder Huda I. Alkhamis-Kanoo took to the stage alongside Peter Wheeler, CEO of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi, to sign a cooperation agreement at Monday’s press conference and a March 16 concert titled “Stand Up For Inclusion” was announced as one of the main events during next year’s festival.

The festival will also host an exhibition called “Distant Prospects,” presenting the history of European landscape painting through renowned pieces by key figures in the Late Renaissance and Baroque eras.

Other highlights include a performance by award-winning US jazz pianist Justin Kauflin on March 11, a dance show by the Sara Baras Flamenco Ballet Company on March 21 and a full-length, three-act plotless performance by the Paris Opera Ballet, backed by the Pasdeloup Orchestra — the oldest symphony orchestra in France — on March 29 and 30.