Kate Middleton and Prince William have touched down at the U.K. premiere of Top Gun: Maverick.
On May 19, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a screening of the Top Gun sequel starring Tom Cruise at Leicester Square in London, England. Middleton walked the red carpet wearing a black-and-white off-shoulder gown by Roland Mouret that was perfectly complemented by her husband’s classic black tuxedo. The Duchess kept her neck bare and her loose, straight hair away from her face to showcase a par of dainty starburst diamond earrings.
While Prince William kept his look relatively simple, he snuck in one nod to the Top Gun franchise on his velvet shoes, which featured a jet plane design. Prince William previously served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force, as did his brother, Prince Harry.
The film’s star, Tom Cruise, reportedly feels he has “a lot in common” with the Duke of Sussex. “We both love England and we’re both aviators, we both love flying,” Cruise said on the red carpet, per My London.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the “Top Gun: Maverick” Royal Film Performance at Leicester Square on May 19, 2022. Photo: Getty
Though the Duke and Duchess were each other’s dates to the event, it was Cruise who lent a hand to Middleton as she ascended a flight of stairs.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is accompanied by Tom Cruise as she arrives for the Top Gun: Maverick Royal Film Performance at Odeon Leicester Square on May 19, 2022. Photo: Getty
Ahead of the screening, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also met with cast members Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Glenn Powell, and Jon Hamm.
From left: Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, and Glen Powell meet Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, at the Royal Film Performance screening of Top Gun: Maverick in Leicester Square on May 19, 2022. Photo: Getty
According to reports, this isn’t the first time Prince William and Kate Middleton have viewed the sequel to the 1986 classic film about a band of elite fighter pilots. In the 2022 sequel, Maverick (Cruise) makes his return to the Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School to shepherd a new group of airmen, including the son of his late best friend, Goose (Anthony Edwards), played by Teller. Cruise had reportedly invited the couple to an even more private screening in March after hearing Prince William was a fan of the original film.
Top Gun: Maverick hits theaters on May 24, 2022.
Originally published in Glamour.com
If there’s one thing we can say for sure about Karen Wazen‘s sartorial aesthetic, it’s that she loves a pop of color. Over the past few months, the Lebanese influencer and entrepreneur has been spotted in a spectrum of vibrant hues, from acid blue and emerald green to canary yellow. And yesterday, it was time for Wazen to give striking scarlet a little love.
Seen enjoying an evening out in Doha, Qatar, Karen Wazen made a case for traffic-stopping reds in a crinkled silk-chiffon gown by Egyptian fashion house SemSem. The billowing ensemble created the illusion of a formal kaftan, and came with two floor-length sleeves that fluttered behind her as she walked. Take a closer look below.
Did you miss the Swarovski detailing on Karen Wazen’s red gown?
Adding just the right amount of sparkle to Karen Wazen’s look from Doha were the delicate Swarovski buttons that dotted the front of her SemSem gown. Instead of pairing her kaftan-inspired look with matching accessories, the 35-year-old opted for a champagne gold and pink handbag from her sister Andrea Wazen’s label for the night out. A classic diamond ring was among her only accessories. As for her beauty look, Wazen painted a sultry picture on Instagram with artfully disheveled ombré waves, and natural makeup that drew attention to her doe eyes.
Here’s a closer look at Karen Wazen’s SemSem gown.
Gown, SemSem. AED 6,960
It’s almost here! The Holy Month of Ramadan has almost come to a close once again, and Eid al-Fitr is just around the corner. As you wait with bated breath to get together with your closest friends and families, it may also be a good idea to put together an ensemble that commemorates the special occasion in a unique way. Not quite sure what to wear for Eid this time around? Whether you prefer soft hues, playful patterns, or all-out glitz, Vogue Arabia has the perfect kaftans, abayas, gowns and scarves for you.
Keep it classic
A time of looking back on personal growth, Eid al-Fitr 2022 deserves to be celebrated in something that’s not just elegant to look at, but can also come in handy for years to come. If less-is-more has always been your motto, invest in Azzalia’s ivory draped abaya, or play up earthy hues with a buttery beige number from Barza. Fendi’s ivory and gold gown gives traditional wear a contemporary twist, while Totême’s black and white scarf promises to see you through many seasons to come.
Gown, Fendi. AED 20,462
Balancing comfort and style is an art, and this Eid, there’s no going wrong with a lightweight abaya in a playful pattern. Illi Studio’s printed layer is a winner for the hot months ahead, as is Shatha Essa’s delicate piece, embroidered with gold palm trees. Chi-ka’s ombré kaftan proves that lightweight outfits can pack a punch too, while Ghizlan’s floral number adds a certain romance to festive dressing.
Abaya, The Cap Project .AED 2,900
Make a statement
For many, Eid al-Fitr brings with it much-awaited get-togethers, and if you’re all set to sparkle, check out Semsem’s metallic kaftan, or Hessa Falasi’s sheer feather-detailed abaya. Needle & Thread’s intricately embellished gown promises to stand out no matter where you go, and Monique Lhuillier’s ruffled coat is just what you need for a stop-and-stare moment.
Coat, Monique Lhuillier. AED 22,505
Below, take a closer look at Vogue Arabia’s edit of the best pieces to wear this Eid.
Kaftan, Dolce & Gabbana. AED 11,900
Scarf, Toteme. AED 956
Abaya, Atelier Zuhra. AED 5,693
Abaya, Azzalia. AED 1,800
Scarf, Loewe. AED 1,100
Abaya, Barza. AED 950
Gown, Andrew Gn. AED 12,626
Abaya, Dananeer. AED 1,350
Abaya, Illi. AED 1,200
Abaya, Michel Kabbany. AED 4,273
Abaya, Shatha Essa. AED 2,850
Abaya, The Giving Movement. AED 699
Abaya, The Orphic. AED 2,950
Gown, Bouguessa. AED 1,850
Gown, Elie Saab. AED 19,550
Abaya, Hessa Falasi. AED 3,200
Gown, Carolina Herrera. AED 25,597
Scarf, Valentino. AED 3,100
Gown, Emilia Wickstead. AED 11,107
Gown, Needle and Thread. AED 2,950
Gown, Reem Acra. AED 16,264
Gown, Rodarte. AED 10,402
Scarf, Valentino. AED 3,100
Gown, Semsem. AED 5,784
Kaftan, Chi-ka. AED 2,500
Kaftan, Emilio Pucci. AED 4,280
Scarf, Gucci. AED 2,150
Kaftan, Ghizlan. 2,150
Kaftan, Oscar de la Renta. AED 13,520
Abaya, Hedb Collection. AED 2,000
Kaftan, Taller Marmo. AED 5,375
Scarf, Etro. AED 1,920
This December, Vogue Arabia lights up the city of Dubai with its second edition of the Ball of Arabia. Falling on the same month as the nation’s 50th National Day, the gala is all set to pay homage to the UAE and its rich history with an all-gold theme. Co-chaired by Ingie Chalhoub, Huda and Mona Kattan, Mona Zaki and Zuhair Murad, the evening will also see our guest list walking in wearing a line-up of stunning gold ensembles by Arab’s favorite designers. Because after all, in a world where it only takes one dress to impress, what better way to own the crowd than with a timeless piece that is alluring enough so as to not need any accessories?
Marilyn Monroe in ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’, 1953. Photo: Instagram.com
‘The Golden Dress’ made its way through the most iconic moments in history, starting from the Marilyn Monroe’s iconic sunburst pleated gold lamé halter neck gown, and moving on to Elizabeth Taylor in a golden gown draped with the rich history of the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra, (a role Taylor played in 1963), and of course, Cher at the 55th Academy Awards, who stunned in an eye-catching white and gold, wholly sheer gown. Over the years, the iconic golden dress has also been reinvented by the likes of Nicole Kidman, Anne Hathaway, Gigi Hadid and many more on numerous red carpets around the world.
Nicole Kidman at the Academy Awards, 2000. Photo: Instagram.com
More recently, a memorable moment came via Milan Fashion Week 2018, where supermodels Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, and Helen Christensen took over the Versace show in liquid gold cocktail party dresses, paying tribute to the one and only Gianni Versace.
There no doubt that gold is back in every shape and form, as seen in the FW 2021 couture runway presentations—we saw Schiaparelli’s fully ruffled gold wings, and Valentinos’ short sleeved sequin number, and Zuhair Murad’s embellished creation, all serving major inspiration for the festive season.
Gold doesn’t stop at couture, and has also made its way into the ready-to-wear collections of Alberta Ferretti, who used the look in her FW 2021 collection, elevating it with fringes and embroidered golden pieces as a go-to. Likewise, Michael Kors, Burberry, and Rodarte added gold statement pieces to their lines too. While gold has evidently given life to the most significant moments in fashion, the regal color will continue to reign with its timeless hue on runways and beyond. If you plan on celebrating the Ball of Arabia with us virtually, here’s all the gold dressing inspiration you’ll need!
Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra, 1963
Cher at the Academy Awards, 1983.
Gigi Hadid, 2017
Anne Hathaway at Met Gala 2015. Photo: Instagram.com