French-Algerian singer Lolo Zouai performs at KidSuper’s surreal spring 2021 show

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Updated 14 July 2020

French-Algerian singer Lolo Zouai performs at KidSuper’s surreal spring 2021 show

DUBAI: For his first official fashion show on the Paris Fashion Week schedule, KidSuper designer Colm Dillane let his imagination run wild, presenting a surreal stop-motion film – entitled “Everything’s Fake Until It’s Real” – that was only made possible thanks to the digital format of this year’s event.

On July 12, the designer sent out a lineup of “models” such as Kanye West, Freddie Mercury, Travis Scott and Elon Musk in the presence of a star-studded front-row that included Queen Elizabeth II, Anna Wintour and the Obamas among others. 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He achieved this by featuring decapitated Barbie dolls, with their heads replaced by 3D-printed renditions of notable figures.  Each doll wore miniature looks from the streetwear-centric label’s newest collection, which included oversized jackets and trousers embroidered with appliqué noses and mouths. 

The highly-entertaining runway show concluded with a performance from Franco-Algerian singer Lolo Zouai – well, a Barbie doll version of her – who closed out the presentation with a piano rendition of her single “Beaucoup.”

“So proud of KidSuper who finally *officially* made it to Paris Fashion Week this year haha!,” the Brooklyn-based artist captioned a clip of her performance on Instagram. 

It’s not the first time that the singer, who was born to a French mother and an Algerian father in France, was enlisted to serenade show-goers during Fashion Week. Last year, the artist performed at the Saint Laurent after party, following the brand’s spring 2020 show in Paris. 


Egyptian actor and academic Sanaa Shafea dies aged 77

Updated 12 August 2020

Egyptian actor and academic Sanaa Shafea dies aged 77

  • The actor suffered from severe pneumonia during the past two days
  • Culture Minister Inas Abdel Dayem paid tribute to Shafea saying he had “formed a dramatic milestone"

CAIRO: Egyptian actor and academic Sanaa Shafea died on Wednesday at the age of 77 after a short illness.
The actor suffered from severe pneumonia during the past two days before he died in hospital, Egyptian newspapers said. 
Egyptian Culture Minister Inas Abdel Dayem paid tribute to Shafea saying he had “formed a dramatic milestone in Egyptian theatrical performance,” Al-Akhbar El-Youm newspaper reported.
Abdel Dayem said that throughout his career he succeeded in performing complex characters and produced a group of immortal works.
The actor, theater director and professor was the dean of the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Cairo.  
He reportedly married nine times, among them his marriage to Egyptian actor Nada Bassiouny.
Born in 1943, in Assiut region, Upper Egypt, Shafea lived in a village for eight years before moving to Cairo with his father.
His love for acting was met with objection from his father, who was a scholar at Al-Azhar Islamic Institute.
Shafea took part in almost 30 films and played a number of roles in many television series, the most prominent of which are “Omar bin Abdul Aziz”, “Haroun Al-Rasheed”, “Bab Al-Khalq”, “Hadret Al Motaham Aby”, and during last Ramadan he participated in “Layalina 80”.