Archive for the ‘Lebanese designers’ Category

   We hope to select an impressive array of entrepreneurs who are running companies that will not only change industries, but also create value-added jobs that are necessary for growing our country’s economy.” Endeavor announced from New York that it will launch a new affiliate office in Beyrouth, Lebanon, expanding its efforts to select and […]

Couture designer Rania Salibi took the nod from America’s fashionistas to win the Oscar Designer Challenge, a competition to design an original gown to be worn on-stage by a presenter escort at the live telecast of the Academy Awards, sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Salibi is a Lebanese-American who graduated […]

A year of rebirth of Lebanon’s Haute Couture. Lebanon’s fashion designers are thriving, as the country profits from a year of political stability. Natalie Antelava reports from Beyrouth on Lebanon’s bid to become the capital of the Middle East fashion world. Also, please preview a report on Lebanese fashion designers in the spotlight on France24

The gowns are cut low, slashing down to the navel, or low in the back, swooping below the waist, inset with delicate see-through fabric. They couldn’t be further from the modest dress generally worn by women in the Muslim Arab world. Yet these fashions come from Lebanon, a tiny Arab country of four million on […]

Audio report – When Halle Berry chose back in 2002 – unknown Lebanese couturier Elie Saab to design her dress for her first-ever Oscar nomination for best actress, it seemed like a bold choice. In 2009, it seems like the obvious choice – no less than three of People magazine’s “best-dressed stars” chose Lebanese designers […]