FASHION | Yosura Embodies An Egyptian Queen At The 2020 Oscar In Custom Zuhair Murad

Oscars 2020…Here I am’’,  wrote Yosura on Instagram after walking the 92nd Academy Awards’ red carpet and here she is indeed. The Egyptian superstar made her Oscar debut as a jury member after being one of the 842 new inductees into The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this year.

As a star of more than 50 regional television and film titles as well as a singer of renowned Arab hits, Yosura is often regarded as an icon of the Middle East. While we may not know which winners Yousra voted for in the awards, we do know her choice designer for the big night in Los Angeles was none other than Zuhair Murad. Hailed as the Lebanese couturier of the stars, Murad is often a favorite of many red carpet affairs so it only seems fitting for the pair to team up in a nod to the creative talent hailing from the region.

Yousra donned a customized ensemble that took a staggering 600 hours to craft from the Arab designer’s Spring/Summer 2020 Couture Collection, an Egypt-inspired presentation brimming with arm cuffs, hieroglyphs, and a palette of bejeweled tones. As one of the few personalities from the Arab world to make an appearance at the Oscars this year, Yousra embodies Middle Easter glamor in flowing ecru gown reminiscent of a powerful Egyptian queen. From the glittering gold bodice and draped crepe folds on the exquisite feathered embroidery and cape-like long sleeves, Yousra’s bespoke version of the runway piece creates a ‘shenti’ effect, according to Murad, and champions modes fashion in the best light.

‘Youssra was the perfect celebrity to represent my new collection at the Oscars’, said Murad. ‘Not only is she is one of the most iconic figures of Egypt, but she is also beautiful and elegant and looked like a goddess on the carpet, which perfectly depicts the collection’s inspiration. It was a great coincidence to have her attend the Oscars this season’.


Da Vinci’s ‘Head Of Bear’ Drawing Seen Fetching up to $16 Mln

A drawing of a bear’s head by Leonardo da Vinci is seen fetching up to $16.7 million, potentially setting a record, when it heads to auction in July, Christie’s said on Saturday. Measuring 7 cm (just under 3 inches) squared, ‘Head of Bear’ is a silverpoint drawing on a pink – beige paper. The auction … Continue reading Da Vinci’s ‘Head Of Bear’ Drawing Seen Fetching up to $16 Mln

Jennifer Lopez Rocks The Stage In Zuhair Murad Design At Citizen VAX LIVE: The Concert To Reunite The World

U.S. singer and actress Jennifer Lopez was among a number of celebrities who took to the stage at the Citizen VAX LIVE: The Concert To Reunite The World show on Sunday – and she pulled out all the stops with three wardrobe changes, which included a shimmering jumpsuit from Lebanese couturier Zuhair Murad. Performing some … Continue reading Jennifer Lopez Rocks The Stage In Zuhair Murad Design At Citizen VAX LIVE: The Concert To Reunite The World

Ramadan Kareem From Christian Louboutin Beauty

This Holy Month, pamper you loved ones by gifting them beauty treasures from Christian Louboutin Beauty. Full of generosity and appreciation, you 2021 Ramadan promises to be unforgettable. For this special moment, the traditional glossy boxes for lips and fragrances will be dressed in a customised red sleeve featuring a crescent moon and a lantern. To fully embrace the spirit of … Continue reading Ramadan Kareem From Christian Louboutin Beauty

Diptyque’s New Fragrance Traces the Path Of An Iconic Arab Explorer

Celebrating the French fragrance maison‘s 60th anniversary, Diptique’s new launch – Eau Rihla – has a special connection to the Middle East. Named after the Arabic word Rihla, meaning journey, the new frageance was inspired by the 14 century globe – trotting merchant, Ibn Battuta and his travels throughout the known world. Perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin drew his inspiration directly from … Continue reading Diptyque’s New Fragrance Traces the Path Of An Iconic Arab Explorer

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