We’ve put together a list of some of the world’s most renowned jet setting icons, that are making a name for themselves in fashion and planting some their fashion roots in the UAE.
Famous for its skyscrapers, luxury hotels, larger than life shopping experiences and cosmopolitan lifestyle, it should come as no surprise that Dubai has been described as the shopping centre of the Middle East. Attracting a variety of brands from all over the world, with stores now opening across the city. From high-end global fashion houses like Louis Vuitton and Chanel to the more affordable lines like H&M and Topshop, it’s no secret that Dubai’s “fashion scene” has started to expand globally. Naturally the Stars haven’t overlooked this ever growing fashion hub. In fact, many have already ventured out on their vip private jets, to set up and establish their brands in the Dubai Fashion Market.
Paris Hilton is a frequent visitor to Dubai, having performed as a DJ in some of the most exclusive clubs, showcasing her drool-worthy selfies by the beautiful beaches and deserts. She’s even hosted her own reality show in Dubai, “Paris Hilton’s Dubai BFF”. The Heiress has left her ditzy reputation behind and has now moved on to becoming a major business mogul. Her signature ‘girly’ style can now be found in her Paris Hilton stores across most major Dubai Shopping Centres. Hilton is continuing to expand her brand throughout the Middle East and Asia, with hopes of opening a “Paris Hilton Themed” apartment complex in the Philippines.
The Kardashians have made their mark in the Reality realm and have continued to expand their brand in more ways than one. The sisters have featured their many trips to Dubai on their social media, including Khloe’s awesome post of her underwater hotel room last year. Their family trip to Dubai was also captured on their hit reality show in 2011. Although they have yet to expand their clothing or beauty brand to Dubai, the family’s matriarch, Kris Jenner has expressed her hopes to bring the now famous Kardashian products to Dubai soon.
Like many style icons, Richie is a frequent visitor to Dubai, along with her husband and children. Richie debuted her pop up shop, “House of Harlow” at the 2015 Dubai Shopping Festival and earned high reviews on her collection. When asked about whether she would open up a House of Harlow store permanently, Richie seemed optimistic about the prospects.
Beckham is no stranger to the likes of high fashion, having always been famous for her iconic outfits during her spice years and solo career. She’s now since started her own brand of clothing and accessories, which have already made a mark in almost all of the Fashion Weeks within the past couple of years. Having already gained international success, it made sense for her brand to settle in some of Dubai’s exclusive malls.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker is no stranger to iconic fashion movements. Viewers adored her most famous role as Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City for not only her love of New York, and it’s men, but for her love of shoes too. It made sense for Parker’s next career move to create her own shoe collection, SJP, in collaboration with Manolo Blahnik’s CEO, George Malkemus. Shortly after her shoe collection was introduced in 2014, state-side, the shoe collection made its international debut in Dubai’s Bloomingdales and Harvey Nichols in 2015.
As you can see the creme of the crop of Hollywood’s A-Listers and style icons have headed East to establish their presence in one of the world’s wealthiest markets and for good reason. Those that shop in Dubai, shop with purpose, only the best brand names will do and some of the newer and older fashionista’s have made the strategic move to have their apparel made available here for that very reason.
If you’re planning to make your way to the Middle East to sample some of these well known celebs latest inspirations in fashion, we suggest you do it in true style, as these style icons have and charter a vip private jet, making the experience that much more luxurious!