The 2019 Oscars may be over but the fashion at the after-parties are all the world is talking about…
Celebrities turned up in full force to the 2019 Oscars awards and there was no shortage of stupendous style. Although the main event, there was plenty of fashion to take in beyond just the red carpet.
A slew of Hollywood heavyweights and influential personalities raised the bar with their sartorial choices for a list of after-parties. For instance, stars divided themselves amongst celebrity-hosted soirees like Elton John’s annual watching event and Jay-Z’s Gold Party. As well, there was Vanity Fair‘s annual bash which entertained some of the most daring dresses, yet.
Whilst everyone had their own take on glamour that evening, it was creations by Middle Eastern designers that stole the spotlight.
Kendall Jenner turned heads (literally) as she attended the Vanity Fair party in a Rami Kadi ensemble – complete with side fringes of beads and crystals. The Spring/Summer ’19 couture piece was first spotted on the runway, where the Lebanese designer made his official runway debut during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
The Middle Eastern designer also dressed Elizabeth Chambers and Isabeli Fontana at the Vanity Fair bash. Also, Tiffany Haddish and Danielle Herrington – who both attended the Elton John Oscars Viewing Party – wore his creations.
Azzi & Osta
Lebanese designer duo, Azzi & Osta, have become a game-changer in regional fashion. They’ve upped their distinctive style to become statement-worthy for the red carpet. Therefore, there’s no going wrong by wearing the regional label.
Nikki Reed brought glamour to the after-party as she donned a ready-to-wear creation from the brand’s Spring/Summer ’19 collection.
American actress, Regina Hall, also opted for more risqué at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. A seemingly popular choice amongst the celebrity pack, Georges Chakra was designer of choice for the actress. She fronted a semi-sheer lilac floral halter gown from the Beirut-based designer’s Haute Couture Fall/Winter ’18 collection.
In addition to the aforementioned designers, more renowned Middle Eastern labels including Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad, proved to be a popular choice amongst celebrities.
At the 2019 Oscars red carpet, Elie Saab dressed Michelle Yeoh, Jennifer Hudson, Nadine Labaki and Julia Roberts – who wore a custom-made gown. However, his more revealing dresses fell on the hips of Hailee Steinfeld and newly-wed, Priyanka Chopra, at the Vanity Fair party.
Lastly, the spotlight fell on Zuhair Murad’s beautiful gowns as a swarm of celebrities donned his creations. From Jennifer Lopez’s shimmering couture Spring/Summer ’19 frock to Alessandra Ambrosio’s baby blue ensemble, there was plenty to take note of for inspiration.
In conclusion, Middle Eastern designers know how to slay the red carpet.
Also, take a look at the savoir-faire of Emma Stone’s Louis Vuitton dress for the 2019 Oscars.