Beirut’s fashion designers show creativity in the face of chaos

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FASHION © Elie Saab Haute couture collection “Beirut, eternal source”, 2020

By: Media TV | Pascal MOURIER

Lebanese couture is revered around the world for its flamboyance and artistry, with collections destined for clients based in Saudi Arabia, the Emirates and the US. But in recent months, a crippling economic crisis, the Covid-19 pandemic and of course August’s catastrophic Beirut port explosion have threatened the industry like never before. Some of the biggest names in Beirut fashion, including the likes of Elie Saab and Tony Ward, spoke to FRANCE 24 about their experience of the past few months.

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