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All the Arab designers worn on the Critics’ Choice Awards red carpet

From Zuhair Murad to Maison Yeya and Reem Acra, these regional labels ruled the best-dressed list

Chrissy Teigen chose a dress from Egyptian design house Maison Yeya for the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards. Reuters
Chrissy Teigen chose a dress from Egyptian design house Maison Yeya for the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards. Reuters

Hollywood’s leading ladies' love for Arab designers is showing no sign of slowing down.

Last night at the Critics’ Choice Awards, no fewer than seven stars wore dresses by designers from the region, including Zuhair Murad, Maison Yeya and Reem Acra.

Here, we look at all the gowns from Arab designers on the red carpet…

Maison Yeya

Chrissy Teigen opted for an off-white satin gown by Maison Yeya, a design house created by Egyptian sisters Mariam and Yasmine Yeya.

Chrissy Teigen in Maison Yeya. AP 
Chrissy Teigen in Maison Yeya. AP

However, it seems the mother-of-two had a tough time getting to the awards ceremony, as documented on her Twitter account via a video of her struggling to sit in her structured gown.

“This was a huge mistake,” the model can be heard mumbling, with her musician husband, John Legend, laughing in the background.

The dress has been worn by Nicole Scherzinger in the past, when attending Harper's Bazaar Arabia’s annual Best Dressed party in March, 2018.

Zuhair Murad

Killing Eve star Jodie Comer opted for a dress by Zuhair Murad. The English actress wore an embellished blush and white gown by the Lebanese fashion designer.

Jodie Comer in Zuhair Murad. EPA
Jodie Comer in Zuhair Murad. EPA

Green Book’s Linda Cardellini also wore a dress by the couturier. Unlike Comer’s romantic, floaty gown, Cardellini opted for a lacy black, sheer, off-the-shoulder dress.

Linda Cardellini in Zuhair Murad. AP 
Linda Cardellini in Zuhair Murad. AP

Reem Acra

Judy Greer chose a statement floral gown by Lebanese fashion designer, Reem Acra.

Judy Greer in Reem Acra. EPA
Judy Greer in Zuhair Murad. EPA

The Good Place and Killing Eve star Kirby Howell-Baptiste also opted for a Reem Acra look. Howell-Baptiste accessorised her powder-blue gown with Stella Luna shoes, Dena Kemp jewellery and a Jimmy Choo clutch.

Kirby Howell-Baptiste in Reem Acra. AFP 
Kirby Howell-Baptiste in Reem Acra. AFP

Georges Chakra

Sharp Objects’ Patricia Clarkson wore Georges Chakra. The 59-year-old’s black, embellished gown was paired with Casadei heels. This isn’t the first time Clarkson has worn a Georges Chakra gown - she also wore a piece by the Lebanese designer for the Golden Globes last week.

Patricia Clarkson in Georges Chakra Couture. EPA
Patricia Clarkson in Georges Chakra Couture. EPA

Georges Chakra was also worn by Catherine O'Hara. The Schitt’s Creek actress wore a black and red suit, accessorised with Csarite jewellery.

Catherine O'Hara in Georges Chakra. Reuters
Catherine O'Hara in Georges Chakra. Reuters


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Updated: January 14, 2019 12:27 PM