DUBAI: US actress Amber Heard strutted her stuff during Paris Fashion Week, walking the runway during the Le Defile L’Oreal Paris show at the foot of the Eiffel tower. The “Aquaman” star joined her fellow L’Oreal ambassadors Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and US-Cuban singer Camila Cabello, who all wore their glittering best as they hit the catwalk to raise awareness about the brand’s training program, “Stand Up Against Street Harassment.”
For the occasion, L’Oreal collaborated with iconic fashion houses such as Balmain, Elie Saab, Mugler, and Issey Miyake to offer up looks for their ambassadors to show off on stage.
Heard opted for a designer from our neck of the woods, turning heads in a plunging jumpsuit from Lebanese couturier Elie Saab.
The pastel pink jumpsuit featured split sleeves and dramatic feather details at the shoulders and was plucked from the Beirut-born designer’s Fall 2021 ready-to-wear show.
“Feels good to be back on that runway with my L’Oréal sisters,” wrote Heard on Instagram, alongside a video of her marching down the runway.
Other global stars to grace the catwalk were Dame Helen Mirren, Aja Naomi King, Noemie Lenoir, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Isabeli Fontana, who also took to the runway wearing an Elie Saab look.
The cosmetics brand also took the opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its famous tagline “Because You’re Worth It.”
Ahead of the Paris Fashion Week show, Delphine Viguier-Hovasse, L’Oréal Paris’s global brand president, said in a statement: “This year’s ‘Le Defile’ will be a remarkable platform for women’s empowerment, conveying a strong message of self-worth and disrupting the conventions of typical runway shows by inviting the public to join the Stand Up Against Street Harassment program. Celebrating our feminine and feminist vision, the show will be a rallying cry for all women — and also men — who share these convictions.”
Meanwhile, Saab presented his eponymous label’s Spring 2022 ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week in the form of a 12-minute video staged in the grounds of Paris’s Hotel Potocki, a former residence of Polish nobility.
For Spring 2022, the couturier unveiled a new monogram — supersized, interlocking lowercase E’s for his first name — on tailored trousers, skirts and dresses.
Lace sundresses, shirt and short sets and tailored separates made up the casual and sophisticated offering.
Of course, no Elie Saab collection is complete without eveningwear. Standout red carpet options included a red plisse gown and glimmering, floor-length dresses in midnight blue.