Soorat Scopes- The Stars Who Donned MENA's Top Designers At Oscars 2022 and the After-Parties – The Soorat
Soorat Scopes- The Stars Who Donned MENA's Top Designers At Oscars 2022 and the After-Parties

Soorat Scopes- The Stars Who Donned MENA's Top Designers At Oscars 2022 and the After-Parties

This year at the Oscars, the stars shone bright, all thanks to noteworthy talented designers who dressed them. But the red carpet isn’t the only place they showed off their ensembles, apart from the 94th Academy Awards the celebs also sparkled fiercely at the Elton John Aids Foundation Oscar Party as well as the Vanity Fair after-party. 

Interestingly enough the lineup of designers chosen went beyond the momentous houses of Chanel and Prada to include some of the more significant Middle Eastern Designers. No longer are the actors playing it safe with just the esteemed houses of Europe and it’s delightful to see the business of celebrity dressing becoming a more inclusive space.

Let's take a look at the fifteen stars who donned these fabulous designers.

Elie Saab

Elie Saab | The Soorat

It’s no surprise Elie Saab was the most worn Middle Eastern designer. Having created six staggering looks for this prominent night, the Lebanese fashion designer really out did himself. Starting out his career in bridal couture in the early 1980’s, he now creates stunning looks for VIP’s; Starting with Kate Middelton who was originally spotted in a Saab gown at the Royal Ascot in 2019, marking the first occasion where Saab dressed a Royal family member. 

Venus William | The Soorat

The professional tennis player Venus William looked absolutely stunning in a low- cut white and silver Saab gown, at the 94th academy awards.

At the same event Molly Sims was seen wearing a deep red gown, by  Saab.

Red Carpet Couple | The Soorat

Heidi Klum looked breathtaking in a sequined mini dress, accessorized by a feather boa at the John Aids Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party.

Heidi Klum | Maria Bakalova | The Soorat

Alongside her the Bulgarian actress Maria Bakalova looked ravishing in a Saab floor length, black strapless gown.

Joan Smalls | The Soorat

Later that evening at the Vanity Fair after party the model, Joan Smalls was a sight to behold as she paraded around in a feather and jeweled Elie Saab. 

She wasn’t the only one, the young actress Kiernan Shipka looked lovely in an elegant black, low cut gown, with panels of sheer in the bottom half.

Kiernan Shipka  | The Soorat

Zuhair Murad

Zuhair Murad | The Soorat

The next big name we’re going to drop is Zuhair Murad. You can’t be a fashionista unless you’ve heard of this die hard romantic, Lebanese fashion designer. He believes clothes help us escape reality, by creating new unexplored realms. Two women took the 94th Academy Awards by storm in their Zuhair Murad ensembles. Presenter Raya Abirached commanded the red carpet with the sartorial power of a gleaming black silk mikado gown with a striking strapless corseted bodice.

Raya Abirached | The Soorat

Next the star from that 70’s show took our breath away in a piece from Murads Spring 2022 Couture collection. Mila Kunis looked staggering in a rose, satin draped, belted gown featuring a ruched bodice and asymmetrical neckline.

He also styled Lea Michele’s eye-catching green gown, that she wore at Elton John Aids Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party.  The classy top half contrasted with the edgy, flowing multi layered bottom, creating a chic modern look. Moreover Kate Beckinsale was a vision in black sheer, at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party while she sported Zuhair Murad. 

Tony Ward

Tony Ward | The Soorat

This Italian Lebanese fashion designer is also known as ‘The Architect of Detail.’ Drawing inspiration from contemporary architecture, while creating techniques that play with the boundaries of light and color make mister Ward a one of a kind designer. His sought after designs are unique, elegant and innovative. He is responsible for creating the looks of four stars who walked down the red carpet at the 94th Academy Awards. Model / Actress Jessica Serfaty looked dainty in a beautiful, pale blue Tony Ward. Her elegant, off the shoulder attention grabbing gown mesmerized us. Colombian actress and singer  Carolina Gaitan sported a one of a kind, dusty pink gown, with a cape. This edgy gown was layered throughout, creating unique angles and curves. This dynamic duo wore monochrome outfits, while Kevin Costner wore a suit, his partner Christine Baumgartner looked divine in an ivory and black gown. Finally model Lori Harvey looked royal in Ward’s golden, ornate gown at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.  

Jean Louis Sabaji

Jean Louis Sabaji | The Soorat

Part of the wave of Lebanese couture fashion designers, Jean Louis Sabaji has worked towards his fashion dream since childhood. By blending couture with elements of surrealism he has established a name for himself worldwide. He styled one star during the night of the Oscars, Kelly Rowland wore Sabaji at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. She sparkled in a black latex and tulle, sheer mermaid signature dress, astounding her onlookers in her stunning ensemble.

Georges Hobeika 

Making a dazzling  appearance at the Vanity Fair after-party and accompanied by her husband and singer John Legend, Teigen entrusted one of her favorite Arab designers, Georges Hobeika and deliver he did! The stunning model wore an ethereal grey one-shoulder dress, adorned with sparkling geometric sequins and  finished by an asymmetrical skirt that featured a short hem on one leg and a floor-grazing one on the other.

Georges Hobeika | The Soorat

The MENA’s designers took the Oscars 2022 by storm, and we hope to see them continue to grow and expand. With cutting edge designs, and ingenious use of fabrics these designers have proven to be amongst the best in the world. We can’t wait to see what they’ll come up overtime!

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