Chrissy Teigen rocks Arab designer at Baby2Baby gala

Updated 10 November 2019

Chrissy Teigen rocks Arab designer at Baby2Baby gala

  • Chrissy Teigen hit the red carpet on Saturday night donning a design by Lebanese couturier Georges Hobeika
  • The gown featured sequin details on the bodice and a thigh high slit

DUBAI: Chrissy Teigen hit the red carpet on Saturday night for the 2019 Baby2Baby gala in Los Angeles donning a design by Lebanese couturier Georges Hobeika. The model and author sizzled in an emerald gown that featured sequin details on the bodice and a thigh high slit. The asymmetrical dress also boasted a sheer cape that manifested into a train.

 She elevated the ensemble with diamond jewelry, strappy stilettos and a matching box clutch. The 33-year-old donned brushed-out waves parted to one side, kohl-rimmed eyes and rose lipstick.  




Chrissy Teigen wears Georges Hobeika at the Baby2Baby gala in Los Angeles. (Photo: AFP)

She and her husband of seven-years American singer John Legend celebrated the star-studded event with guests that included Paula Abdul and Kate Hudson to name a few. Also finding favor in Arab designers was Gina Rodriguez, who stepped out in an embroidered, powder blue number from Zuhair Murad. 

The celebrity-filled event helped raise funds for the Baby2Baby non-profit organization, which provides resources to children who are living in poverty. 


Iconic Algerian raï singer Cheikha Rimitti gets square named after her in Paris

Cheikha Rimitti gets square named after her in Paris. (File/Getty Images)
Updated 17 November 2019

Iconic Algerian raï singer Cheikha Rimitti gets square named after her in Paris

  • Earlier this week, the Council of Paris designated an area of the French capital's 18th arrondissement to honor iconic raï singer Cheikha Rimitti
  • The square bears the name of the late singer

DUBAI: Earlier this week, the Council of Paris designated an area of the French capital's 18th arrondissement to honor the late iconic raï singer Cheikha Rimitti. Situated between Rue de la Goutte d'Or and Polonceau, the square bears the name of the Algerian musical pioneer.

Often called the “grandma of raï music,” Rimitti was born Saadia El-Ghizania to a impoverished family near Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria, in 1923.

After being orphaned during childhood, she went on to join a troupe of traditional Algerian musicians and sang and danced at weddings and celebrations around West Algeria before moving to the rural town of Relizane and writing her own songs.

During her decades-long career, she composed more than 200 songs that tackled themes of colonialism, poverty and immigration that have inspired some of today’s most celebrated raï singers, including Cheb Khaled and Rachid Taha.

She moved to Paris in 1978, where her music went on to garner international recognition. In addition to performing in sold-out tours in major cities across the world, she also collaborated with Robert Fripp and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The iconic singer died in Paris in 2006 at the age of 83 from a heart attack, just two days after performing at the Zenith.