DUBAI: US singer Kelly Rowland has hit yet another red carpet in an Arab ensemble, with the singer’s latest outing proving she is a fan of Middle Eastern designers.
Rowland attended the 2022 Baby2Baby Gala at the Pacific Design Center in California on Saturday in a lilac gown by Lebanese designer Georges Chakra.
Hailing from the designer’s 2022 couture collection, the look featured a textured bodice with a fish scale-style pattern in icy silver. Lavender chiffon cascaded from Rowland’s neck into a train that added a touch of drama to the outfit.
The ensemble was chosen by Hollywood stylist Kollin Carter.
This year’s Baby2Baby Gala was attended by the likes of actress-turned-mogul Jessica Alba, who serves on the non-profit organization’s board of directors, as well as Kim Kardashian, Mindy Kaling and Tyler Perry.
Chakra has dressed a number of Hollywood celebrities in the past, including British actress Kate Beckinsale, US singer Nicole Scherzinger and Brazilian model Adriana Lima, among others.
Chakra first established his brand in 1985 and has displayed his collections at Paris Fashion Week since the mid-1990s. He is also one of the few designers from the region to regularly present at the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode’s official Haute Couture week in Paris.
Meanwhile, it is not the first time Rowland has opted for an outfit from the Middle East. In October, she attended the Wearable Art Gala in California in a dramatic ball gown by Bahraini label Monsoori.
Founded by designer Shaima Al-Mansoori, the fashion house is known for its larger-than-life red carpet gowns, which have been worn by stars including Jhene Aiko, Beyonce, Katy Perry and Bebe Rexha.
For her part, Rowland showed off a deep red, voluminous gown paired with shoulder-grazing black gloves and diamond jewelry.
In 2021, Rowland appeared on James Corden’s “The Late Late Show” in a burgundy dress covered with ruffled feathers by Lebanese couturier Jean-Louis Sabaji and in 2018, she stunned at the City of Hope Gala in Santa Monica, California, wearing a dazzling floor-length gown by Kuwait’s Yousef Al-Jasmi.