Stars flock to Prada Mode event in Dubai


DUBAI: A number of A-list celebrities attended as Prada Mode made its debut in the Middle East this week in Dubai, from Nov. 9-10.

It is the eighth iteration of the Italian luxury label’s traveling private club, which places its focus on contemporary art and culture.

It provided its members with art experiences along with painting workshops, talks, music, dining and talks.

Guests included Egyptian actors Passant Shawky and Salma Abu Deif; Lebanese actor Cynthia Samuel Bakri; Palestinian actor Adam Bakri; Palestinian-Canadian influencer Leena Al-Ghouti; Syrian fashion stylist Maya Chantout; Jordanian actor Yara Mustafa; Tunisian model and actor Azza Slimene; Saudi beauty influencer Yara Alnamlah; Iraqi blogger Rania Fawaz; Lebanese-Jordanian actor Andria Tayeh; and Dubai-based filmmaker and producer Jullz Bek.

Cultural strategist and art adviser Myrna Ayad presented a program that included a spin painting workshop and an opening dinner followed by a party.

The event’s parties featured performances by DJ Bobby, DJ Sanasesh & Rishy Malik B2B, DJ Habibi Fun, DJ Plead, and others.

Guests participated in discussions on multiculturalism’s impact on architecture on the second day.

Prada Mode also featured an immersive installation called “Pharmacy” by British artist and friend of the brand, Damien Hirst.

Hirst’s installation is now open to the public at ICD Brookfield Place on Nov. 11 and 12.

Prada Mode’s inaugural edition took place in Miami in 2018, and it has since traveled to Hong Kong, London, Paris, Shanghai, Moscow and Los Angeles.