Adele re-wears custom Chloé kaftan from her 2016 Glastonbury set

The British singer wore a custom Chloe kaftan for her 2016 Glastonbury performance. Instagram
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Updated 28 June 2020

Adele re-wears custom Chloé kaftan from her 2016 Glastonbury set

DUBAI: British singer Adele decided to take a trip down memory lane this weekend as she re-watched her epic performance from the Glastonbury Music Festival back in 2016. The 32-year-old hitmaker posted a blurry snap of herself on Instagram rocking out in her living room to the epic 15 song set donning the exact same kaftan she wore during the performance.

Wearing the custom, heavily-embellished kaftan by Chloé, the singer was a sight to behold. The dress, which was designed by the Parisian fashion houses’ then designer Clare Waight Keller – later responsible for Meghan Markle’s Givenchy wedding dress – looked just as glamorous on the singer as it did four years ago. 


Fans were absolutely obsessed with the intricately-embroidered dress, which took 200 hours to create, during the time. Though the deep-green silk georgette ensemble bears a striking resemblance to the traditional wedding dress famous in the Egyptian oasis Siwa, Weight Keller revealed that the design was inspired by the ‘60s and ‘70s era.

“I grew up in that era and I think it’s something that still has a massive influence in the brand; it has always dipped into that spirit. It’s a sentiment which blends perfectly with Paul’s styling strategy for the Someone Like You  singer,” said the designer in a past interview with The Telegraph. 




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British rapper Skepta, who is widely-rumored to be dating the “Hello” singer, indicated that he was the one who had shared the images with a comment from his own account. “Finally got your Instagram password lol,” he wrote.

The singer responded with a winking face emoji and a black heart, further fueling romance speculations.

This weekend was supposed to be the date of the 2020 Glastonbury Festival, which was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar were set to headline the concert.


In Lebanon, single-concert festival serenades empty ruins

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In Lebanon, single-concert festival serenades empty ruins

  • The Baalbek International Festival was streamed live on television and social media
  • The night kicked off with the Lebanese philharmonic orchestra and choir performing the national anthem

BEIRUT: A philharmonic orchestra performed to spectator-free Roman ruins in east Lebanon Sunday, after a top summer festival downsized to a single concert in a year of economic meltdown and pandemic.
The Baalbek International Festival was instead streamed live on television and social media, in what its director called a message of “hope and resilience” amid ever-worsening daily woes.
The night kicked off with the Lebanese philharmonic orchestra and choir performing the national anthem, followed by Carmina Burana’s “O Fortuna,” a 13th century poem set to music.
The program, which ran for just over an hour, included a mix of classical music and rock and folk tunes by composers ranging from Beethoven to Lebanon’s Rahbani brothers.
Held in the open air and conducted by Harout Fazlian, the 150 musicians and chorists were scattered inside the illuminated Temple of Bacchus, as drones filmed them among the enormous ruins and Greco-Roman temples of Baalbek.
Festival director Nayla de Freige told AFP most artists performed for free at the designated UNESCO World Heritage site.
The concert aimed to represent “a way of saying that Lebanon does not want to die. We have an extremely productive and creative art and culture sector,” she said.
“We want to send a message of civilization, hope and resilience.”
Baalbek itself became a militia stronghold during Lebanon’s 1975-1990 civil war, but conservation and tourism have revived the ruins over the past three decades.
Lebanon is known for its summer music festivals, which have in past years drawn large crowds every night and attracted performers like Shakira, Sting and Andrea Bocelli.
Other festivals have not yet announced their plans for this year.
Lebanon has recorded just 1,873 cases of COVID-19, including 36 deaths.
But measures to stem the spread of the virus have exacerbated the country’s worst economic crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war.
Since economic woes in the autumn sparked mass protests against a political class deemed irretrievably corrupt, tens of thousands have lost their jobs or part of their income, and prices have skyrocketed.
Banks have prevented depositors from withdrawing their dollar savings, while the local currency has lost more than 80 percent of its value to the greenback on the black market.