This year’s festival ran from October 13-22nd and carried a programme and guest list that was sure to not disappoint and as the city got ready for the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, Bollywood and the Middle East, the VIP lounge at ADFF looked forward to welcoming everyone to the Fairmont Hotel Bab Al Bahr.
With some of the best brands in the fashion, beauty and luxury lifestyle industries from around the world this year’s celebrity visitors were not disappointed. From glamorous red carpet designer wear provided by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors and Carolina Herrera to designer shoes from Sultan Darmaki’s latest collection, the team stopped at nothing to provide the best to the ADFF guests.
At the place where Middle Eastern culture meets Western Glamour, regional brands such as Bil Arabi by Nadine Kanso, ready to wear fashion favorites Sugar Vintage, nail and spa favorites N Bar and 1847, designer Abayas by Mauzan, luxury candy and chocolate boutique Candelite, high-end jewellery by Phioro and Moroccan Oil hair and bodycare by Arganica – pair up with international brands including, Blackberry, Havaianas, Moet & Chandon, Make Up Forever, Kilian fragrances and Lacoste.
“The VIP Lounge at Abu Dhabi Film Festival provides the opportunity for celebrities and VIPs to relax in an exclusive setting while choosing gifts from a long list of designer brands from both the region and around the world”, said Katherine Raso Director of Marketing and Communications, Tactical Connections. “It’s about showcasing and educating the celebrity visitors about the culture and traditions of the region and offering a little piece of the Middle East to take home with them”.
Swiss fine watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre – a favorite among the celebrity circles, showcased pieces from their collections and lended the A-listers for the red carpet. Jaeger-LeCoultre has a long connection with film – gracing the wrists of many famous cinematic faces as well as starring in several projects throughout the years. Hence, its collaboration with prestigious festivals such as Venice, throughout the years. The maison will showcase pieces from its High Jewellery Collections and most impressive High Complications, on and off the wrist.