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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 September 2018

20 looks that show how Middle Eastern designers are ruling the Cannes red carpet 

The MENA region's ateliers have definitely been winning the French Riviera red carpet 

Lebanese designers are known for their ability to bring high-octane glamour to the red carpet, which is why Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad and Georges Hobeika are so gloriously ubiquitous at A-list events.

The Cannes red carpet is no exception, and this year they're joined by Dubai-based designer Michael Cinco, Turkish creative Nedret Tacrioglu as well as the Beirut-based Saudi master of the cloth Mohammed Ashi. The below punk-rock homage that Deepika Padukone chose was by Ashi:

Indian actress Deepika Padukone poses as she arrives on May 11, 2018 for the screening of the film "Ash is Purest White (Jiang hu er nv)" at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP / LOIC VENANCE
Deepika Padukone arrives for the screening of the film "Ash is Purest White"

Scroll through the gallery above for some of the most glamorous looks on this year's red carpet - and keep checking back, as we will update this every day throughout the festival.

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