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Golden Globes 2020: Zuhair Murad and Elie Saab among Arab labels on the red carpet

Dramatic silhouettes and splashes of sparkle were the order of the day

We're not even a week into 2020, and already the first major red carpet of the year is upon us.

The 77th annual Golden Globe Awards kicked off in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 5, bringing stars of the screen to The Beverly Hilton hotel to fete the year's best films and TV shows.

While French maisons such as Christian Dior, Chanel and Louis Vuitton were all represented on the red carpet, worn by the likes of Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie, designers from the region also had their moment in the spotlight.

Perennial red carpet favourite Elie Saab had a starring role, dressing Game of Thrones actress Rose Leslie for the ceremony.

The Scottish star wore an ornate emerald-green gown from the Lebanese couturier, which featured a square neckline, sheer skirt, and lashings of sequins and beads.

Rose Leslie wears a creation by Elie Saab. EPA
Rose Leslie arrives for the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony. EPA

It's not the first time Leslie has turned to the label for important occasions; the actress also sported Saab when she wed co-star Kit Harington in 2018.

Red-carpet stalwart Zuhair Murad was also represented at this year's Golden Globes, thanks to Peaky Blinders star Annabelle Wallis.

Actress Annabelle Wallis arrives for the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards on January 5, 2020, at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. / AFP / VALERIE MACON
Annabelle Wallis arrives for the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards. AFP

The voluminous black ballgown may have been simple in colour, but not style, with its dramatic full skirt and architectural off-shoulder cut.

Also turning to block colour was Gilmore Girls' Lauren Graham, who donned a one-shoulder gown by Lebanon design duo Azzi & Osta.

Peter Krause, left, and Lauren Graham arrive at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Peter Krause, left, and Lauren Graham arrive at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards. AP

The fiery scarlet number featured a sculpted silhouette, ruffled waist and knee-high split, with a fitted belt adding a touch of fifties flair.

Red was also the colour of the night for The Vampire Diaries star Kat Graham, who turned to Georges Hobeika for her fashion-forward gown.

Kat Graham attends the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Kat Graham attends the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards. AP

With its cut-out bodice and fluid, almost balletic skirt, the statement design turned heads on the red carpet.

A trend-setting cut was also on the menu for Arrow actress – and friend of the Duchess of Sussex – Janina Gavankar, who sported a design by Beirut label Georges Chakra.

epa08105606 Janina Gavankar arrives for the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California, USA, 05 January 2020. EPA/NINA PROMMER
epa08105606 Janina Gavankar arrives for the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California, USA, 05 January 2020. EPA/NINA PROMMER

The black gown was given a twist with exaggerated, billowing sleeves in a contrasting azure hue.

Representing the men on the red carpet was Dubai's Michael Cinco, who made an appearance at the star-studded awards.

The designer, who hails from the Philippines, has dressed the likes of Aishwarya Rai and Jennifer Lopez, and wore a suit from his own menswear collection for the occasion.

Updated: January 6, 2020 12:12 PM

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