Already A-list faves, these Middle Eastern couturiers have created some of the most amazing red carpet looks over the years. Ever since Halle Berry wore the gorgeous maroon Elie Saab gown that put him on the map, the world's top celebs have been turning to the Middle East not only to get their glam on, but also to dress them for the most important day in their lives. And it's no wonder as the Middle East is a hot bed for exquisite embroidery and embellishment.
After Kaley Cuoco picked a Reem Acra lace gown for her weekend wedding to Karl Cook, and Rose Leslie wed Game of Thrones cutie Kit Harrington in a swoon worthy Elie Saab, we thought we'd revisit other celebs who chose regional style masters for their big day.
1. Kaley Cuoco in Reem Acra
Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook wed in a hush hush ceremony this past weekend and we've got to say, they look like they're made for each other. Wearing a beautiful strapless Reem Acra lace gown with 3-D flower applique and a cape instead of a veil, Kaley looked smashing.
2. Rose Leslie in Elie Saab
Wearing an Elie Saab gown worth over US$20,000 (roughly Dhs73,000), Rose Leslie didn't skimp out for her big day. And every penny was worth it. She looked like a dream in the modest, lace embellished, classic fit-and-flare cut with a sweetheart neckline. And don't even get us started on the tulle veil and flower crown... fairy princess much?
3. Stephanie of Lannoy in Elie Saab
When a royal weds, it's a whole other level of fabulous. And Mr Saab of course stepped up to the plate, delivering a masterpiece that I'll confess I've pinned up on my wall. Belgian Countess Stephanie of Lannoy looked every inch the blue blood princess in her fairytale gown adorned with silver thread and ivory lace embroidery, featuring three-quarter length sleeves and a silk tulle veil. But the pièce de resistance has to be that incredible 12-foot train with acres of detailed work. L.O.V.E.
4. Sofia Vergara in Zuhair Murad
Sofia Vergara looked drop dead gorge and yeah, we teared up a little bit at the way hubby Joe Manganiello looked at his beautiful bride (our tears were as much for wanting the dress, though hehe).
Zuhair Murad created a dreamy strapless silk tulle sheath that any girl would get jelly over. With a sweetheart neckline, voluminous overskirt, a bodice hand-embroidered 3D embellishments, all brought together with a pearl beaded belt cinching her waist, it was pure perfection. It's Sofia Vergara -- you've got to emphasise those curves!
5. Chanel Iman in Zuhair Murad
Choosing a blush-hued gown over traditional white, Chanel took a page out her namesake's trademark colour palette when she wed footballer Sterling Shepard. She looked every inch the feminine and delicate waif in the unique A-line, floor sweeping number, oomphed up with a plunging neckline. And we love Zuhair Murad's beautiful take on the on-trend bolero -- all silk tulle and 3-D floral gorgeousness, it literally shimmered as she moved. *Swoon*
6. Anna Camp in Reem Acra
Anna Camp looked like a real-life Cinderella in Reem Acra's custom-made gown with a fitted bodice and elegant floral embroidery that extended to the train. Also, check out that massive tulle skirt - it's princess-perfection. And her hubby, Pitch Perfect co-star Skylar Astin, looked pretty much like Prince Charming. Reem Acra, you weaver of dreams you!
7. Camila Carril in Ashi Studio
And last, but not least, it's time to feast our eyes on one of the most gorgeous social media celebrities on the block -- Camila Carril. Wearing a custom-made Ashi Studio gown that gave the illusion of a crop top and a skirt, she looked pretty incredible. Our favourite part of the entire extravagant ensemble was the resplendent and rich fabric that held shape so beautifully. It must have weighed a ton!