Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Gown Fab: Miss Lebanon 2015 Beauty Pageant
Last night were the Finals of the Miss Lebanon 2015 Beauty Pageant at Casino du Liban in a glamorous televised event. The winner was 23-year-old Valerie Abou Chacra. She's 5' 8" tall and a student at the American University in Lebanon. Valerie beat out thirteen other beautiful contestants vying for the coveted "Miss Lebanon" crown. She will now represent her country at the next Miss Universe 2015 contest which is slated for December 20th in Las Vegas, according to some Pageant News sources.
Valerie Abou Chacra, Miss Lebanon 2015
Sashes and Tiaras: The newly crowned "Miss Lebanon 2015" Valerie Abou Chacra--Miss Lebanon 2015 Finals
Now, time for the fabulous EVENING GOWNS--Last year, I did a blog post HERE about the "Miss Lebanon 2014" contest and how amazing it was to see an entire Evening Gown Competition (in the pageant world) where the gowns were all by fashion designer Zuhair Murad and his Haute Couture collection.
Lebanese fashion designer Zuhair Murad
And it was the same case this year once again (almost). Murad was one of the judges and all the thirteen contestants wore designs from his Zuhair Murad Resort 2016 collection. It wasn't Zuhair Murad Haute Couture but close enough. While being Ready-to-Wear, each of these gowns could retail at $10,000+ (his Haute Couture creations go from $45,000-$250,000+).
Let's take a look at these beautiful designs:
Zuhair Murad Ladies: "Miss Lebanon 2015" contestants do a dance number in their Zuhair Murad Resort 2016 gowns--Miss Lebanon 2015 Finals
Top Three Zuhair Murad Gals--(L to R) Valerie Abou Chacra (winner), Jocelyne Mosleh, and Cynthia Samuel--Miss Lebanon 2015 Finals
The Winner Wore White: Valerie Abou Chacra wore this sheer white sequined one shoulder gown with a side front overlap/slit and double wrapped belt from Zuhair Murad Resort 2016
Gowns worn by the rest of the First and Second Runner-Up--Zuhair Murad Resort 2016
(Almost) Couture Beauty Queens--Miss Lebanon 2015 contestants in Zuhair Murad Resort 2016 Collection gowns--Miss Lebanon 2015 Finals
Here are their gowns as seen in the Zuhair Murad Resort 2016 Look Book:
Fuchsia Pretty: Zuhair Murad Resort 2016
Black Lace Queens: Zuhair Murad Resort 2016
Gown Gorgeous: Zuhair Murad Resort 2016
Congratulations Valerie Abou Chacra "Miss Lebanon 2015"