Lebanese fashion star Lana El-Sahely braves the cold for Dior’s Paris show

Lebanese fashion blogger Lana El-Sahely poses for a photo-call before the Christian Dior's 2018/2019 fall/winter collection fashion show on February 27, 2018 in Paris. (AFP)
Updated 28 February 2018

Lebanese fashion star Lana El-Sahely braves the cold for Dior’s Paris show

PARIS: The subzero temperatures didn’t dampen Paris Fashion Week, which began with dark 80s atmospherics at Saint Laurent and a bright flower-power ode to female empowerment from Dior.
The event even saw Middle Eastern fashion stars brave the cold to see the new collection, with Lebanese fashion blogger Lana El-Sahely posing for photographers before the show.
Gabriella Wilde’s frayed silk Dior skirt was a little too diaphanous for the Paris winter weather. The British actress shivered at the Dior photo call before she quickly ducked inside to join Cara Delevingne and Dylan Penn.
A heaving mass of celebrities, editors and photographers soon thawed guests that had arrived at Paris’ Rodin Museum to see Dior designer Maria Grazia Chiuri’s latest artistic production.
The venue was emblazoned with mantras such as Hillary Clinton’s “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights,” providing a clue that Chiuri — the fashion house’s first female chief — would press ahead with the feminist themes that have proved the best-sellers from her previous collections.
The show — a brightly colored, patchwork-rich ode to flower-power, female empowerment and the ‘60s — didn’t disappoint. Orange shades and peaked dark cap hats mixed with check menswear jackets and assertive black thigh-high biker boots.
Abundant woolen looks — like a thick knit maroon dress with a cinched waist — captured the age of the awakening of women’s lib. And flowers were ubiquitous.
The program notes said Tuesday’s Dior collection marks 50 years since 1968 — the turning point of the civil rights movement — and the way in which Vogue magazine under Diana Vreeland mirrored that shift in a “sartorial revolution.”
The last look — a psychedelic column dress with embroidered tulle blooms in traffic-stopping reds, blues and yellow — took the concept of flower power into a whole new gear.


Lana Del Rey bought her 2020 Grammys dress at the mall

Lana Del Rey at the 2020 Grammy Awards. AFP
Updated 28 January 2020

Lana Del Rey bought her 2020 Grammys dress at the mall

  • The singer attended Sunday night’s ceremony in a dress she purchased at the mall

DUBAI: US singer and songwriter Lana Del Ray just proved to the world that she can pull off anything on the Grammys’ red-carpet, even a dress from a mall.

The star, who was nominated for Album and Song of the Year, wore a full-length grey gown covered in sequins and decorated with beaded fringe. Del Rey accessorized her look with a classic updo and a simple go-to makeup look with a cutting-edge winged eyeliner. 

“So, I actually had another dress and then my boyfriend and I were getting a belt for him at the mall, and I saw this, and I loved it,” the 34-year-old talent said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “This is a last-minute dress.”

Aside from the small adjustment at the waist, the glittering gown – designed by New-York based Aidan Mattox– was off-the-rack. Those who wish to take a style cue from the hitmaker can find the dress—now on sale— online.