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Glamour Hits the City Centre of Beirut!

SS2016 collection has officially kicked off at the City Centre Beirut yesterday evening through a glamorous fashion and jewelry show which featured the crème de la crème of Lebanese and Western designers. The event, organized by the one and only Cynthia Sarkis Perros (Luxury Limited Edition), transformed a typical mall into a sizzling catwalk.

As usual, we couldn’t but pick our best of the night and our short list includes:

  • Azzi & Osta’s magnificent gown with gold embellishments and origami folds, a very particular signature of the designers.
  • Rami Kadi’s embroidered dress and its delicate cape.

Check out more photos and dresses here.

Photos: © CineTrotter 2016

The BAFTA Fashion Moments Roundup

 

As our impatient wait for the Oscars is reaching its end, we are still searching for some magnificent fashion moments on the red carpet. The BAFTA was not one of them… Nonetheless, we still got to pick (very) few best dressed ladies.

One of the best looks of the evening was Bond girl Olga Kurylenko’s who shined in a beautiful white lace gown by Ralph & Russo.

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Hannah Bagshawe, Eddie Redmayne’s wife, carries her pregnancy with such classiness which was accentuated with her scarlet gown : simple, yet elegant, shaping her figure perfectly!

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We couldn’t but notice the extreme fondness of some stars for simple elegance like Kate Winslet in her Antonio Berardi black gown which celebrates her sexy curves and a touch of red with her Jimmy Choo clutch.

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Heida Reed defied all the weather conditions and donned a perfect black gown with a sexy plunging neckline and a flowing chiffon skirt. Her waist is highlighted thanks to a think leather band.

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We loved the upper part of Cate Blanchett’s gown featuring magnificent floral embroideries by Alexander McQueen. As for the skirt, well …. Can we skip to something else?

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As for Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, let’s say the BAFTA look was her best so far among so many Louis Vuitton red carpet looks. We’re still waiting for a WOW moment… Maybe at the Oscars? (please, please)

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SAG 2016: Few Hot… and so Many Others Not!

I wonder what is happening to the award season! We are witnessing more bad taste, more bad looks and more people who wanted to make a fashion statement that turned out to be a complete failure. Thank God we still have Sofia Vergara to wow us in her hot pink Vera Wang custom made gown and Helen Mirren to dazzle us with her Jenny Packham silver gown!

From the 2016 SAG awards red carpet, see who’s hot and who is definitely not!

The HOT looks of the evening

Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang

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Helen Mirren in Jenny Packham

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Emilia Clarke in Dior

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Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab

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Queen Latifah in Michael Costello

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Saoirse Ronan in Michael Kors

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Anna Faris in Naeem Khan

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Maisie Williams in a tea-length Ermanno Scervino

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Laura Prepon in Carmen Marc Valvo

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Some of the countless worst looks of the evening

Gwendoline Christie in Lanvin

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 Christina Hendricks in her there-is-too-much-going-on-on-this-dress-Christian Siriano

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Julianne Moore in (what looks like a bad lettuce color) Givenchy

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Viola Davis in (what could need some extra ironing) Zac Posen

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Sarah Paulson in feathery Valentino

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Nicole Kidman in Gucci

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Sola Bamis with her huge unexplainable bow by Lola Wusu. Big disappointment!

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Brie Larson in Atelier Versace

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Also Read: Complete Winners List of the 2016 SAG Awards!

Priyanka Chopra in her too poofy too prom-dress look by Monique Lhuillier

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January Jones in Schiaparelli

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Ellie Kemper

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The WTH looks

Carol Burnett wants comfort over fashion. You could get it dear without your huge ugly slippers (not to mention the ugh outfit)

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Lori Petty … No comment!

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Gaby Hoffmann… the look… the pin… the shoes…

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Diane Madison and Kylie Hart in what my grandma won’t even choose to wear looks

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Melora Hardin in her horrific printed dress

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Ralph & Russo’s Ultimate Delicateness!

With a palette of pastels, designers Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo drew a beautiful collection whose highlight is undoubtedly the wedding gown with its kimono sleeves, multi-layered tulle skirt, duchess satin bustier, three-meter train that called for help when the model turned around, and the 3D silk organza petals, pearls and crystals, a masterpiece that suits royalty.

The collection included ball gowns and bold lingerie. Some gowns were literally painted; others featured embroideries, flower appliqués, features and ruffles.

The collection blossomed on stage like a Japanese cherry tree, delicate, ethereal and very feminine.

You can follow all our Paris Fashion Week coverage on our hashtag #CineTrotterPFW

Guo Pei’s First Couture Show in Paris

 The designer behind Rihanna’s controversial look at the 2015 Met Gala made her first appearance in the city of Haute Couture in 2016. Held at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, the show featured a blend of Eastern and Western inspiration.

It is true that Guo Pei is fiercely attached to her heritage which she highlights through mandarin collars, embroideries, the choice of the royal gold, the dragon figure, the imperial cape, the long and wide sleeves, the cross-collars, and the cheongsam-esque dresses, but she also manages to bridge the gap between West and East through youthful pieces that reminds us of a classy, “à la Audrey Hepburn” ambiance: aqua and pink, delicate whites, peach and a drizzle of feathers, crystal beads and florals.

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Giambattista Valli’s Fluffy Dream

Vast skirts, layers and layers of tulle and organza, and sometimes just a bit over a silky dress, a burst of flowers, that’s how Giambattista Valli wanted to honor the city of gardens, Paris. Taking his inspiration from the flowers of famous Parisian gardens – Jardin du Luxembourg, Jardin des Tuileries, Parc de Bagatelle, Palais Royal, the collection features two trends : short dresses and fluffy (very fluffy) gowns. Valli loves flowers, princesses’ skirts and colors. His collection is like a fluffy dream.

It may be way far from meeting “practical” expectations, but who said everything has to be practical? Sometimes, a fluffy dream is all what we need….

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Elie Saab’s Journey to India!

Saree-inspired gowns with a twist wowed the audience at the 2016 Elie Saab Couture Show in Paris. Princesses enchanted the guests in delicately embroidered pieces featuring grayish waistcoats, glittery bustiers, chiffon skirts, thin belts underlining thin waists and tiny wallets that suit the dreamy adventurous lady Saab is dedicating to his collection.

With a stroke of genius, the Master Elie Saab succeeded in merging modernity and traditions, offering us a trip into the Indian jungles and culture. His color palette is composed of powdered shades of beige, silver and grey, with delicate white and a generous touch of blue, the only “explosive” color of the show. The loose pants and the dupatta (India scarf) highlight the Indian inspiration.

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The bride is a vision in her fully and generously embroidered gown featuring a unique veil which carries a hundred stories about Elie Saab’s Indian dream and journey.

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Imagination is served at Schiaparelli’s 2016 Fashion Show

At the prestigious Hôtel d’Evreux, Schiaparelli served food for imagination through a collection featuring dinner plates, tea pots, vegetables, fruits and flowers.

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Rami Kadi’s Stunning Parades Nuptiales!

A magical Eden blossomed on Rami Kadi’s magnificent gowns on display at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée during the 2016 Paris Fashion Week.

Inspired by mythology and Botticelli’s Primavera, the collection is pure amazement with its delicate details featuring birds and angel wings.

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A Doll Box at Chanel’s Fashion Show

At a doll house-themed fashion show in Paris, Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld launched his SS Couture Collection surrounded by Cara Delevingne, Gwyneth Paltrow and Diane Kruger among major figures attending the show which featured Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid.

Ivory, gold, sequins, capes, a new accessory we identified as what could be a phone case on the models’ waists and a stunning Jenner in a plunging black dress were the main signature of this event.

You can follow all our Paris Fashion Week coverage on our hashtag #CineTrotterPFW