Nick cracks a joke as Priyanka stuns in Elie Saab

Priyanka Chopra took to the stage to hand out an award. (Getty Images)
Updated 03 February 2019
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Nick cracks a joke as Priyanka stuns in Elie Saab

DUBAI: Nick Jonas cracked a joke on Instagram over the weekend as he attended the second annual Learning Lab Ventures Winter Gala in Los Angeles with Priyanka Chopra, who dazzled in an Elie Saab gown.
The new bride, who made headlines for her marriage to US pop singer Jonas in December, chose a multi-colored gown by the Lebanese designer for the event that celebrated Learning Lab’s mission to provide arts education to underprivileged communities in the city.
The dress, which hails from Elie Saab’s ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2019 collection, featured black lace panels and a halter-neck collar. She accessorized the column gown with David Webb jewelry.

Priyanka Chopra wore a colorful gown by Elie Saab. Getty Images 


Jonas, who wore a sleek tuxedo, took to Instagram to joke about the occasion after the couple celebrated their fourth wedding reception in the US in January.
“Walking into wedding reception 100047 like... Haha just kidding,” he wrote. “So happy to celebrate our friends @armiehammer and @elizabethchambers and the amazing work they have done with @learninglabventures,” he posted, referring to the evening’s honorees, Elizabeth Chambers and Armie Hammer.
Chopra later took to the stage to present the pair with the NextGen Philanthropic Leaders award.
“It was surely destiny that one magical night at the Met Gala, at the same table where I met my husband Nick, that I also met these two warm, dynamic people I am lucky enough to call my friends,” Chopra told the audience, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “What connected us on a deeper level is that we understood we have a responsibility as individuals to leverage our position and our privilege to give back — because we can.”
The glitzy gala, which was held at Los Angeles’ storied Beverly Hills Hotel, isn’t the first event that Chopra has chosen to attend in an Arab design.
At the end of January, the star was spotted in Los Angeles wearing a mustard yellow trench coat by Dubai-based modest wear brand Bouguessa.
The stylish Hollywood actress, who kicked off her career with high profile roles in Bollywood films, wore the coat with a simple white blouse, distressed jeans and white lace-up boots.
In November, she took her international bachelorette festivities to the streets of Amsterdam, after a much-reported-on bridal shower in New York, and wore a feathered minidress by Lebanese designer Georges Chakra, straight from his Spring 2018 haute couture collection.
The delicate dress was encrusted with crystals and sequins and featured a feathered cape.


The Six: Arab and Muslim models in New York

Updated 16 February 2019
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The Six: Arab and Muslim models in New York

DUBAI: Arab and Muslim models took the runways by storm at New York Fashion Week, which closed on Sunday in the Big Apple.

Bella Hadid

The Palestinian-American model was a smash during the Michael Kors show, which paid tribute to 1970s fashion, rocking a sparkling black blazer with feathers on the sleeves.

Gigi Hadid

The hectic supermodel lifestyle didn’t get in the way of Bella’s sister, who was seen on the streets in her retro runway hairdo after walking the Michael Kors show.

Halima Aden

This Muslim model turned heads when she closed the Christian Cowan show with an oversized black and neon pantsuit and a chain-link rhinestone hijab.

Noor Tagouri

This Libyan-American journalist took her confidence to the next level when she decided to put down her pen and walk the runway for US brand Rebecca Minkoff.

Nora Attal

The British-Moroccan model kicked off the week in elegant leatherwork by French brand Longchamp and walked the runway for Brandon Maxwell.

Shanina Shaik

The Australian model, who was raised a Muslim and whose father is half-Saudi, modelled for Vietnamese designer Nguyen Cong Tri.