You might have already heard the hype (AKA seen the news on social) who the House of Bazaar 2018 celebrity guest is. If you haven't, here's a clue: She's a Brazilian bombshell who looks fantastic in wings. That's right, the one and only Alessandra Ambrosio is in Dubai for all of the HoB fun at the Mall of the Emirates.
We kicked off Day One (or Fashion Day, as we call it!) with a Regional Fashion Icons presentation in partnership with Harvey Nichols. Our special guest sat front row to see the best of the best from the region. A cast of the Middle East's chicest influencers hit the catwalk — from Jessica Kahawaty to Karen Wazen — wearing the highlights from the Dubai Autumn/Winter 2018 collections.
Ambrosio wore a red sequinned Attico dress and sat FROW next to her self-proclaimed "bestie" and Bazaar's own Mohammed Sultan, getting in their fair share of selfies and Insta stories before the show started.
At the end of the show, she posted the closer on her Insta stories featuring models in colourful matching skirts and Harper's Bazaar t-shirts.
Alessandra with Harper's Bazaar Arabia Editor-in-Chief Louise Nichol
Ambrosio has been a longtime supporter of Middle Eastern fashion houses, sporting everyone from Zuhair Murad to Zuhair Murad on red carpets worldwide.
If you missed out on seeing the Brazilian beauty IRL tonight, don't fret: on Thursday, October 11 (Beauty Day!), she'll be at the House of Bazaar for a live interview with our editor-in-chief Louise Nichol, chatting everything beauty and wellness. Find the schedule for all #HouseOfBazaar18 happenings right here.
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