Met Gala 2017: new look for Cara Delevingne

The more we embrace who we are as people and rely less on our physical attributes, the more empowered we become. Beauty shouldn’t be so easily defined. It is limitless.

Begins former model and actress Cara Delevingne, posting on social media a picture that shows her at the most eccentric event of the year while she proudly boasts the head completely shaved.
This way, responding to criticism, she invites her fans to think.

Its exhausting to be told what beauty should look like. I am tired of society defining beauty for us. Strip away the clothes, Wipe Off the make up, cut off the hair. Remove all the material possessions. Who are we? How are we defining beauty? What do we see as beautiful?

Apparently the haircut is due to demands of scene: after a long and successful career in the fashion industry, Miss Delevigne appears to be now completely immersed in the world of cinema.
She is currently on the set of the film Life In A Year, playing the part of a girl who suffers from cancer, alongside Jaden Smith – as her boyfriend.

On the occasion of the annual event, held on Monday 1st May at the Costume Institute in the Metropolitan Museum (New York), her make-up artist Romy Soleimani did a real masterpiece: the head of the star was painted silver and covered with Swarovski crystals. The inspiration seems to be coming from the dress that Cara worn – a Chanel suit of the same color, perfectly in line with the avant-garde theme and the unconventional approach of this edition, named “Art of the in-between”.

This exhibition is in fact devoted to Rei Kawakubo, the revolutionary Japanese fashion designer and founder of Comme des Garçons fashion house, who is known for having renovated European fashion at the end of the 70s.

According to Calin Van Paris, journalist for Vogue, “the new silver hair by Cara Delevingne have just won for the beauty at the Met Gala” and many others seem to agree…

And you? What do you think?

Elie Saab and the Lebanese Republic

Elie Saab is a Lebanese fashion designer and, as many others do, he loves taking inspiration from his fatherland.
For his Spring 2007 couture show he based his collection on “the colors of dawn over Beirut” and his compatriots’ ability “to make beautiful things in the face of adversity.”

Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is the smallest recognized country on the entire mainland Asian continent. Because of its location between the Mediterranean Basin and the Arabian hinterland, it is characterized by a diverse population – composed of different ethnicities and religions.

Being taken as an inspiration for the Spring 2007 collection is not a chance: indeed the country had recently come out from the Lebanon War, a 34-day military conflict (started in July 2006) between Hezbollah Paramilitary Forces and the Israel Defense Forces. The fight ended in September: presenting the relative fashion show in January was a way for Mr Saab to refuse any setback.

 

The show was mainly composed by evening dresses having different lenghts and shapes, but all very feminine and sensual. Big volumes, soft shapes and embellishments characterized this collection.
The most relevant colours were white, black, lilac, turquoise, gold and silver but all in very light shades. The materials used were semi-transparent and fluffy alongside shiny and embroidered ones. Crystals, bows and rouches are used to finish the look.

As declared on Vogue runway, the designer was still learning: indeed this was one of his first collections, however it was very appreciated by the public.

Nowadays the brand is well known worlwide and its garments are frequently worn by celebrities.
His main workshop is in Lebanon, with additional workshops in Italy (Milan and Paris). The first atelier, which was founded in the early 1980s, specialized in Bridal Couture that is still very successful.