Alessandra Ambrosio once again showcased her unique take on red-carpet dressing as she attended the opening of the 3rd Edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Known for infusing sophisticated and bold elements, the 42-year-old supermodel looked nothing short of mesmerizing in her gorgeous Elie Saab gown that came in a classy sand hue with daring see-through cutout panels.
Paying homage to the country’s culture, Ale channeled her inner Arabian princess in the gorgeous gown with a sheer headscarf glamorously enveloping the back of her head.
Alessandra Ambrosio steals the show at the 3rd Edition of the Red Sea Film Festival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on November 30, 2023 (Credit: Balkis Press / Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
Reminiscent of the hooded gowns that were popular in the 1980s, the look saw a resurgence in the fashion world last year, with many celebrities, including Anne Hathaway, Jenna Ortega, Katy Perry, Emily Ratajkowski, and Gabrielle Union, donning the trend on the red carpet.
With its seductive yet mysterious appeal, hooded gowns have captured the interest of Hollywood A-listers, fashion designers, and fashion experts. And with Ambrosio keeping the hooded gown hype train going, it seems this red-carpet trend is here to stay.
Alessandra Ambrosio is keeping the hooded gown hype train going by donning a sheer cutout gown by Elie Saab at the Red Sea Film Festival 2023 (Credit: Balkis Press / Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
Hailing from the Lebanese fashion designer’s Fall 2023 collection, Alessandra’s Elie Saab gown flawlessly encapsulated the house’s signature ultra-feminine flair and Ambrosio’s penchant for anything bohemian.
It featured a flowy, floor-length skirt with two-tone rope-like trims, crystal and pearl adornments, and diamond-shaped embellished cutouts that offered a glimpse of her mile-long legs.
Similar elements were incorporated in the upper part of the ensemble, which included a halter-style bodice with cutouts and a gaping keyhole in the center, giving onlookers an eyeful of her cleavage and underboob.
The pièce de resistance of her outfit was clearly the headscarf that beautifully draped her arms. It was cuffed at the elbow with ornate embellishments, creating a bishop-sleeve effect before cascading into a flowing train.
Alessandra Ambrosio showcases her flair in a sheer cutout halter gown with a sheer headscarf, reminiscent of the hooded gowns in the 1980s (Credit: Balkis Press / Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
With the help of Saudi fashion consultant and stylist Rawan Kattoa, Ale teamed her breathtaking gown with heels by Dar Al-Hanouf, a Jeddah-based bridal couture, demi-couture, and ready-to-wear label.
While her shoes were barely visible from underneath her gown, the Brazilian supermodel was seen balancing on a pair of white lace peep-toe pumps with platforms and around 4-inch heels, further boosting her already impressive 5’9” height.
Ambrosio looked amazing, and Kattoa made it even more glamorous by accessorizing her with a feather set from the upscale French jewelry brand Boucheron.
Alessandra Ambrosio pairs her ethereal cutout gown with white lace bridal shoes by Dar Al-Hanouf (Credit: Balkis Press / Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
The exquisite Plume de Paon pendant earrings, masterfully crafted from 18k white gold, adorned her ears. These stunning earrings were intricately set with two central rose-cut diamonds, each weighing 1.35 carats, which sparkled with an ethereal brilliance.
Surrounding these focal gems were 782 meticulously placed round diamonds, collectively weighing 4.45 carats, arranged to mimic a real peacock feather’s delicate and fluid structure. She further accessorized with multiple stud earrings and matching Plume de Paon rings.
Ale’s glam team, composed of makeup artist Georgi Sandev and hairstylist Ruslan Nureev, finished her ethereal look.
Her brunette tresses were tucked underneath her headscarf, leaving a few loose strands to frame her face. Her dazzling brown eyes were then accentuated with her signature cat-eye makeup, which went well with her pink eyeshadow and coral lipstick.
Alessandra Ambrosio tucks her brunette hair underneath her gown’s headscarf and accentuates her features with cat eye makeup and coral lip color (Credit: Balkis Press / Abaca Press / INSTARimages)