The Cannes film festival is back, and with it, so is red-carpet glamour. The return has enabled regional stars to flock enthusiastically to the French Riviera and turn heads at the opening ceremony of the 74th Cannes film festival. Arab fashion houses aren’t far behind, becoming the go-to designers for renowned names in the industry for one of the world’s most fashionable red carpets.
Middle Eastern representation was hard to miss as German model Lorena Rae made an appearance in a skin-tone feathered gown by Lebanese designer Elie Saab, while Palestinian-American model Bella Hadid championed vintage fashion in archival Jean Paul Gaultier. Whether it was layered textures carried by Dubai-based influencer Farhana Bodi in a yellow tulle ballgown by Omani label Atelier Zuhra, or Emirati influencer Ola Farahat making a case for the color salmon in an Alberta Ferretti dress, the region’s presence, and design talent reigned at the event.
Click through the gallery above for some of the best Arab representation at the 74th Cannes film festival.
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