April 20, 2016 12:00 AM | by Zeinab El-Fiqi
Elie Saab Collaborates with MBC Group to Make 'Project Runway Middle East'
Elie Saab, the famous Lebanese fashion designer, is collaborating with MBC group to make a Middle Eastern version of the renowned television show ‘Project Runway’. Elie Saab stated that his role in the program is an integral part of his constant desire to develop the fashion industry in the Arab world.
Elie Saab will be one of the three judges on the show a long side well-known Tunisian-Italian fashionista, actress and TV host Afef Jnifen. The third judge will be a surprise celebrity guest every episode. Saudi designer Faris Al Shehri will be monitoring and leading the contestants through every weekly challenge. And, last but not least Jessica Kahwty, the Lebanese-Australian model will be hosting the program.
The program will take off from MBC studios in Beirut, and the grand finale will take place in Dubai Design District. The show will air live by the final quarter of 2016 and, we certainly cannot wait for it to begin on Saturday the 17th of September 2016!
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