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Warda Haute Couture at the Emmys 2010

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While most of you who watched the Emmy Awards via live stream were busy figuring out who was donning who, we at La Moda were deep in conversation among ourselves with just one very important question: Will a dress from Dubai’s expansive list of couturiers turn up at the show?

Luckily, one did. Dubai-based designer Rahil Hesan, CEO of Warda Haute Couture got to feature some fierce UAE talent by dressing Samantha Gutstadt, an American actress and TV presenter, with an elegant black gown embellished with silver and black Swarovski crystals. The exact same dress was presented at the Warda Haute Couture show at Dubai Fashion Week A/W 2010 showcase staged earlier this year.

Looking gorgeous and radiant, Samantha Gutstadt has appeared on numerous Canadian and American Television series such as, THE MORGAN WATERS SHOW, THE LEAP YEARS, PUPPETS WHO KILL, TARZAN, KEVIN HILL and DEGRASSI THE NEXT GENERATION. Samantha is also known as a presenter on Real TV as well as many other American TV series.

“I don’t think I’ve ever worn a gown that garnered that much attention, the dress got so many compliments. At the reception at the Chateau Marmont, David Beckam and Victoria Beckham came up and asked who was the designer and wanted to touch the material. People said they had never seen ANYTHING like it!” Samantha exclaimed.

Back in June, Rahil dressed up CSI regular Sofia Milos at the 50th Monte Carlo TV Awards. Great exposure for our local talent, we must say.

Now, we’re not saying the stars who have been given the privilege to wear Rahil’s creations are huge pop icons in America or anywhere else, but this is an excellent stepping stone for our local designers towards making a mark in the international fashion and entertainment arena.

Furne One’s been making quite a splash with his Germany’s Next Top model stint for years, and that’s good, but we’d also love to see some Emirati talent featuring traditional Arabic flair on the global centre stage, on fashion icons like Sarah Jessica Parker. One of these days, perhaps.

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