By: Anita Hosanna (@anitahosanna)
When it comes to red carpet fashion designers that are instantly recognizable yet keep up guessing, Jean-Louis Sabaji is the name to know right now. Born and raised in Beirut Lebanon, Sabaji became enamoured with fashion through his father who was the head designer for the royal Saudi family. Growing up in such an environment, Jean-Louis Sabaji was made for this. He pairs traditional haute couture with glamorous, abstract design to bring you world-class fashions. His creations are so surreal, regal and incomparable that it keeps the stars coming back for more.
He studied fashion in Italy at Milan Domus Academy, giving him the chance to have his designs seen by well renowned Italian designers. After graduating in 2009, he continued to lead the family atelier before making his debut with his eponymous label in haute couture and bridal around 2012. Back in February 2018, when Danai Gurira arrived at the Black Panther premier in an iridescent phoenix-inspired gown, was one of the first times we would witness a Jean-Louis Sabaji on the red carpet. Here are some more faces spotted in a Sabaji ensemble!
Apryl Jones attended the 27th annual Critics Choice Awards at the Fairmont Century Plaza wearing a custom Jean-Louis Sabaji piece, styled by Seannita and Eric Burns.
At the 2021 American Music Awards, Kollin Carter styled Cardi in a dazzling Jean-Louis Sabaji FW 21 Couture garment, complete with amethyst rhinestones, crystal spikes and feathers in his signature violet hue.
Rita Ora stunned in a Jean-Louis Sabaji jumpsuit with black plumage and a dramatic train for the 2021 MTV EMAs in Budapest, courtesy of stylists Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn.
Photo: Sequoia Emmanuelle
When actress Laverne Cox hosted E!’s Red Carpet at the People’s Choice Awards 2021, she opted to wear a strapless Sabaji corset gown with ruffled purple plumes, styled by Christina Joy Pacelli!
2021 was filled with Sabaji’s couture creations. Carrie Underwood wore a silver studded dress by the designer herself on the carpet of the CMA Awards. The look was styled by Emma Trask.
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