Halle Berry turns heads in yet another Lebanese design

Halle Berry wore a floral minidress by Lebanese designer Elie Saab. (AFP)
Updated 13 February 2019

Halle Berry turns heads in yet another Lebanese design

DUBAI: Halle Berry shut down the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of her new series wearing a floral minidress by Lebanese designer Elie Saab.
Berry and US screenwriter, producer and actress Lena Waithe say they’ve updated the 1992 movie “Boomerang” for a new generation and the Hollywood superstar pulled out all the style stops at its premiere.
According to The Associated Press, Berry said the original story that focused on black characters’ lives and work was innovative for its time.
But Berry said the issues that millennials face today are different and required a “fresher” approach for the BET comedy series, which premiered on Tuesday.
Waithe said she understands the affection people have for the film that, besides Berry, starred Eddie Murphy, Robin Givens, David Alan Grier, Martin Lawrence and Grace Jones.
But Waithe said Monday that viewers who want fresh faces and a new take should watch the show. It’s set about 25 years after the movie and follows its characters’ offspring.
The series cast includes Tetona Jackson, Tequan Richmond and Leland Martin.
Berry showed up to the Los Angeles premiere in a dark floral dress, complete with a matching scarf tied at her neck.


“You got to coordinate...bang, bang, bang,” Berry posted about her sleek look on Instagram.
The fitted dress featured a veritable garden of beaded flowers in a rich palette of scarlet, pinks and yellows on dark fabric, creating a mysterious and ethereal effect.
The outfit also boasted a lace-edged off-the-shoulder neckline and heavily beaded full-length sleeves.
This particular dress hails from Elie Saab’s ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2019 collection.
Berry isn’t the only one to take style cues from the collection, US singer Katy Perry showed off a whimsical floral gown from the same line at a charity awards gala honoring country singer Dolly Parton in Los Angeles last week.
Perry’s floral, caped gown was flowy and featured a deep V-neck, but remained within the same richly hued color palette as Berry’s stunning ensemble.
Elie Saab gowns seem to have been flying off the racks recently as a number of celebrities showed off his designs. Actress Michelle Yeoh wore an intricately embellished, regal grey gown to this week’s British Academy Film Awards in London, while Lebanese director-of-the-moment Nadine Labaki showed off a lace-paneled black gown by her countryman at the same event.

Ivanka Trump wears traditional ensemble during visit to Morocco

The ensemble was decorated with detailed stitching. (AFP)
Updated 07 November 2019

Ivanka Trump wears traditional ensemble during visit to Morocco

DUBAI: US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka on Wednesday stepped out in a traditional Moroccan grey suit during a three-day visit to the north African country aimed at promoting the economic empowerment of women in developing nations.

The ensemble was decorated with detailed stitching and the 38-year-old American businesswoman paired the outfit with matching high heels.


Thank you to Her Royal Highness Lalla Meryem for a warm welcome to Morocco! : Jacquelyn Martin/ AP

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Upon her arrival at the airport in the capital Rabat, the senior White House adviser was met by Morocco’s Princess Lalla Meryem, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita, and other officials. Trump and the princess sat on a sofa and talked for several minutes before departing.

Trump is visiting Morocco to promote the US government’s Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, which she spearheads. Launched in February, the program aims to help 50 million women in developing nations advance economically over the next six years.

The initiative has already been promoted by Trump during her trips this year to sub-Saharan Africa and South America.