Every year, the Met Gala celebrates a specific theme that celebrities have to get costume tailored gowns and suits for, in order to keep up. This year’s theme is by far the most controversial, by all means: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & the Catholic Imagination”. Nope, the religious theme is not weird at all…The red carpet was infused with looks inspired by Joanof Arc, the Pope, and even Jesus himself! massive headpieces could literally be spotted everywhere. Some celebrities didn’t bother to put in too much effort, others truly went over the top to standout but and fortunately, some just NAILED it! Here’s a list of those who successfully matched this year’s theme and at the same time, proved that they’re indeed, true fashion icons:
It’s not all about Valentine’s day this month in the Kingdom because there are still a variety of events and festivals to attend to, from seeing your favorite international and local stars perform live to art exhibitions and festivals! Here are the 5 awesome events you should mark your calendars for.
Are you a makeup maniac who can’t have enough products? The Saudi Makeup Expo is kicking off on February 11th till the 13th at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre. It is the go to place for every girl who’s enthusiastic about skin care products, cosmetics and more.
Another horse event set to take place on February the 29th, this new equestrian event will take place at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack and is considered to be the world’s richest horse races.
Enrique Iglesias & Gypsy Kings Concert
On the 21st of February, visitors of AlUla will get to enjoy live performances with a “Latin Feeling” with dual concerts by international Latin artists in the unique setting of the Maraya concert hall. The first performance of the evening is by Gypsy Kings, followed by a performance by Latin superstar Enrique Iglesias.
The Gallery Of Mirrors
This art exhibition dives into the Arab history using photographs and video art, it’s currently being held at the Dammam Heritage Museum and will end on the 4th of April. The exhibition features eight art works from the Arab World Institute Paris alongside other international artist.
For all the EDM fans out there! Get ready for the UG Art event happening at DIRAB Park in Riyadh this month, six weeks of long electronic music with a number of local talents and stunning light shows.
Artists in Saudi Arabia have tackled the ongoing issues of climate change in the smartest, most unique possible way through this three-month-long contemporary art festival 21,39 Jeddah Arts, that includes gallery exhibitions, workshops, and panel discussions featuring a number of the region’s leading creatives.
The exhibition is organized by the Saudi Arts Council under the supervision and support of the Ministry of Culture, and it is the seventh edition of the event under the title of “I Love You, Urgently.”
“I Love You, Urgently” encourages artists, architects, and designers from the Arab world to engage in conversations on pressing climate concerns to provide a local context on an international issue and explore tangible solutions for a sustainable future in more creative outlets instead of the traditional “scientific vernacular,” stated the Saudi Arts Council in an official release.
“I have long been delighted and fascinated with the concepts and positive attitude of biomimicry, as well as with the notion that, by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies, we already have the solutions to a sustainable future,” said curator Maya El Khalil.
“I hope 21,39 Jeddah Arts 2020 is a catalyst for new ways of thinking about how we live.” She added.
“As a culturally rich melting pot, Jeddah is a place of exchange for new ideas, and we look forward to presenting a multifaceted program that we hope will be the springboard for dialogue between local and international artists and audiences, and which will give voice to young people through an extensive educational outreach program,” said HRH Princess Jawaher bint Majed bin Abdulaziz, Chairwoman of the Saudi Art Council.
“I Love You, Urgently” launched on January 28 and will run until April 19 at Gold Moor Mall and Rabat Al Khunji in Jeddah.