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Emmys fashion: 7 stars wearing gowns by Arab designers

Rami Kadi, Georges Hobeika and Elie Saab were all represented on the TV awards show's red carpet

Arab fashion at the 2019 Emmy Awards: Ava DuVernay wore Reem Acra, and Catherine Zeta Jones chose a Georges Hobeika gown. EPA, AFP 
Arab fashion at the 2019 Emmy Awards: Ava DuVernay wore Reem Acra, and Catherine Zeta Jones chose a Georges Hobeika gown. EPA, AFP 

Designers from the Middle East have become style go-tos on film festival and award show red carpets, and the 71st annual Emmy Awards were no exception.

See which stars chose pieces by Arab designers for the Los Angeles awards ceremony here...

Ava DuVernay in Reem Acra

The When They See Us director dazzled in a custom soft-yellow gown with silver embellishment by Lebanese designer, Reem Acra.

epa07863192 Ava Duvernay arrives for the 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, USA, 22 September 2019. The Primetime Emmys celebrate excellence in national primetime television broadcasting. EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT
Ava Duvernay arrives for the 71st Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22, 2019. EPA

Rachel Brosnahan in Elie Saab

Rachel Brosnahan was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series, losing out to Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge, but the Marvelous Mrs Maisel actress dazzled in a rich and resplendent blue gown by Elie Saab.

epa07862733 Rachel Brosnahan arrives for the 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, USA, 22 September 2019. The Primetime Emmys celebrate excellence in national primetime television broadcasting. EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT *** Local Caption *** 54634788 EPA-EFE/ETIENNE LAURENT *** Local Caption *** 54634788
Rachel Brosnahan arrives for the 71st Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22, 2019. EPA

Catherine Zeta Jones in Georges Hobeika

Welsh actress Catherine Zeta Jones joined nominated husband Michael Douglas on the red carpet, wearing a hot pink gown by Beirut's Georges Hobeika for the occasion.

Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones arrives for the 71st Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on September 22, 2019. / AFP / Robyn Beck
Catherine Zeta-Jones arrives for the 71st Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22, 2019. AFP

Isla Fisher in Zuhair Murad

Isla Fisher wore a metallic silver gown by Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad, a favourite of Jennifer Lopez's. She accessorised her look with a Christian Louboutin bag and shoes, and Norman Silverman jewellery.

Isla Fisher arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Isla Fisher arrives for the 71st Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22, 2019. AP

Halsey in Rami Kadi

The singer performed at the award ceremony's In Memoriam tribute, but to walk the red carpet she opted for a dusty rose gown by Lebanese-American designer Rami Kadi with Sutra jewellery.

Rami Kadi, who dressed Halsey for this year's Emmy Awards, will showcase his latest collection at Arab Fashion Week. AP
Halsey arrives for the 71st Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22, 2019. AP

Laverne Cox In Monsoori

Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox chose a dramatic frilled and feathered gown by Monsoori, which is led by Bahraini designer Shaima Al Mansoori.

epa07863129 Laverne Cox arrives for the 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, USA, 22 September 2019. The Primetime Emmys celebrate excellence in national primetime television broadcasting. EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT
Laverne Cox arrives for the 71st Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22, 2019. EFP

Leslie Bibb is wearing a Georges Hobeika

American actress Leslie Bibb chose a black gown with sheer and shimmering detailing by Georges Hobeika.

Bibb accompanied husband Sam Rockwell on the red carpet. Rockwell was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role in Fosse/Verdon.

US actress Leslie Bibb arrives for the 71st Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on September 22, 2019. / AFP / VALERIE MACON
Leslie Bibb arrives for the 71st Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22, 2019. AFP

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Updated: September 23, 2019 11:10 AM

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