Red Sea Film Festival presents Saudi cinema to audiences in Paris

Red Sea Film Festival presents Saudi cinema to audiences in Paris

DUBAI: Dior ventured back into the real world Monday after more than a year away, with an in-person show for its Fall/Winter 2021-22 Haute Couture collection in Paris.

Moroccan-British catwalk star Nora Attal was among the models who walked the runway for the French luxury fashion house.  

The 22-year-old fashion star stomped down the runway wearing a feminine flowy mustard-yellow dress with a deep neckline. 

Attal stomped down the runway wearing a feminine flowy mustard-yellow dress with a deep neckline. (AFP)
Other models wore modernized versions of the house’s iconic Bar jacket paired with pleated wraparound skirts and tailored trousers. Outerwear was a major theme, such as a cashmere coat with patchwork embroidery. For evening, models wore ethereal long silk plissé dresses in soft shades of yellow, plaster, or Dior gray.

Attal, who made her runway debut in 2017, is a catwalk fixture at the house of Dior. She has walked in plenty of shows for the Parisian maison, including the Fall 2021 ready-to-wear, spring 2019 couture, spring 2018 ready-to-wear, and Fall 2018 couture shows.

Most fashion houses opted to continue with digital shows and presentations as the couture season got under way, but Dior hosted two live shows.

In a way, it felt like an earlier time, before anyone had ever used the term “social distancing” or wore a surgical mask with Louboutin heels.

The shows took place at Dior’s favorite venue, a temporary structure in the garden of the Musée Rodin. Street photographers jostled one another outside the front gate, while invited photographers massed at the photo call within. 

Guests greeted one another with air kisses. Several international accents were proof of a return to overseas travel. There were stars like US actresses Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence, Italian actress Monica Bellucci, British model Cara Delevingne and many more.

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