DUBAI: Sotheby’s has partnered with Creatives for Lebanon and Art for Beirut to raise funds following the devastating explosion that ripped through the capital on Aug. 4 — and one very special Elie Saab gown is going under the hammer.
The custom-made beaded chartreuse gown features guipure and sequin embroidery and was worn by Academy Award-winning actress Emma Stone on the Oscars red carpet in 2015.
Alongside that gown will be dresses donated by Middle Eastern icons, including a silk haute couture gown designed for Egyptian actress Sherihan in 1987 and a unique sky-blue embellished dress from the collection of beloved Lebanese singer Majida El-Roumi.
Saudi crown prince sparks Twitter fashion frenzy over luxury jacket
The prince showed off a $6,551 casual sleeveless vest by Franck Namani
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LONDON: Twitter users are clearly feeling the cold. A cohort of fashion lovers on the social media platform have gone wild over a quilted gilet worn by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman while chairing Sunday’s board meeting of the Public Investment Fund.
The prince showed off a $6,551 casual sleeveless vest by UK luxury cashmere brand Franck Namani.
The stylish royal opted for the “Tobacco/Emeraude” color combination from the label’sFall/Winter 2020-2021 collection, which features a camel-brown outer juxtaposed with a bright teal-hued lining and delicate teal piping on the collar.
It is reported that many royal fans began searching for the vest online, only to be disappointed by the ultra-exclusive fashion brand’s website as it requires registration and a password to enter.
But not to be outdone, fans soon found the traditional headwear or “shemagh” worn by the crown prince, with one account tweeting that it was a Kashmiri Shahtoosh shawl that costs $746 (2,800 SAR).
It’s not the first time the Saudi crown prince has sparked a style storm online.
In 2019, he was photographed attending the Formula E races in Riyadh and for the occasion donned a navy-colored Barbour jacket worn over a crisp white thobe that immediately sent the internet into overdrive.
The outerwear item by British heritage brand Barbour sparked its own Arabic hashtag on Twitter — that translated to “Crown Prince’s jacket”— with many taking to the social media platform to admire the look.