Lebanese designers show off their couture creations

Updated 04 July 2018

Lebanese designers show off their couture creations

  • Georges Hobeika unveiled a Fall/Winter  collection that was teeming with feathers, tea-length skirts and frequent visual references to nature’s most elegant bird, the swan

DUBAI: As Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris winds down, we are still daydreaming about the dazzling display designers from the region showcased in the culture capital.

Lebanese designer Rabih Kayrouz put on a vibrant show on Monday, sending models down the catwalk in Dorothy-inspired ginghams and daring pop art-style primary colors. Over exaggerated, frilled sleeves and a devil-may-care attitude toward mixing prints made his Spring 2019 ready-to-wear collection stand out — it was fun and instantly wearable.

Countryman Georges Hobeika took things in precisely the opposite direction, and it was breathtaking to behold. The Beirut-based designer unveiled a Fall/Winter  collection that was teeming with feathers, tea-length skirts and frequent visual references to nature’s most elegant bird, the swan. Soft, pale pinks melted into luscious, deep violets and cobalt blues in a line that was feminine and not without its quirks. 

Meanwhile, Bollywood favorite Rami Kadi unveiled an Aztec-inspired collection of pastel-hued ballgowns, as well as a wedding dress that twinkled with embedded fairy lights, iridescent ostrich feathers and wispy metallic fronds. Peaches, forget-me-not blues and cream colors, along with holographic sequins and delicate crystal embellishments, marked this collection.




Hobeika put on a stunning show. AFP


‘Dirty Dancing’ sequel in the works with original star Jennifer Grey

Updated 08 August 2020

‘Dirty Dancing’ sequel in the works with original star Jennifer Grey

LOS ANGELES: Jennifer Grey, the actress who starred opposite Patrick Swayze in romantic drama “Dirty Dancing,” will appear in a sequel to the classic 1987 movie, the studio behind the film announced.

Grey also will serve as an executive producer on the film, which will be directed by “Warm Bodies” director Jonathan Levine, said Jon Feltheimer, chief executive of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.

“It will be exactly the kind of romantic nostalgic movie that the franchise’s fans have been waiting for,” Feltheimer said on a call with industry analysts.

The company did not provide any details about the movie’s plot or when it would be released.

In the original film, Grey played Frances “Baby” Houseman, a teenager who becomes smitten with a dance instructor (Swayze) while on vacation at a New York resort in the 1960s.

Swayze died of cancer in 2009 at age 57.

“Dirty Dancing” was a box office smash and featured hit song “(I've Had) The Time of My Life,” which won an Oscar for best original song.