Dubai has its own red carpet moment in honor of the big day
Dubai hotspot Cavalli is donning the gladrags and putting on its very own Hollywood show for Sunday night’s Oscars extravaganza.
The glamour venue is hosting an Oscars evening complete with red carpet on entry, snap-happy paparazzi - and TV interviewers asking the golden Academy Award question: “What are you wearing?”.
Lights, camera, action? The emirate’s A-list need no excuse to act like a star, says Georgie Woollams, PR representative for Cavalli club, restaurant & lounge.
“Everyone in Dubai loves an opportunity to get dressed up,” said Woollams. “They go to town on it.”
And there might even be a celebrity or two in attendance as well.
“You never know with Cavalli,” teased Woollams. “We have always have something.” There’s special Oscars for everyone and a tidy Dhs5,000 up for grabs to spend at the venue for the best dressed gal. Clips of Cavalli red carpet answers – as well as clips of the actual pictures up for awards - will be shown inside.
The hotly anticipated 85th annual Academy Awards, now officially rebranded as The Oscars, sees Argo the overwhelming favourite to pick up best picture.
Starring Ben Affleck, the spy-thriller was produced by both Affleck and George Clooney. Daniel Day-Lewis is a clear favourite to win best actor for Lincoln - but the best actress category is a lot closer. Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook and Jessica Chastain for her performance in Zero Dark Thirty are the favourites.
Director Steven Spielberg is strongly backed to pick up his third Academy gong for Lincoln. “The Oscars won’t even have started in LA by the time we close, but we’ll be showing clips of the nominations throughout the night,” said Woollams.
But Cavalli’s not the only Oscar show on in Dubai. Year 2 at GEMS Wellington Primary is also hosting its own Hollywood bash. The young kids will strut their Sunday best on the red carpet before the unveiling of their very own Oscar-nominated films. The young Spielberg wannabes in Miss Wood’s class have been busy making movies on their school iPads.
“Hollywood eat your heart out - Cavalli’s got nothing on our little superstars,” said Miss Wood.