Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Social media uproar after Gal Gadot wears Lebanese designer's dress

Twitter and Instagram erupt after Lebanese designer proudly posts an image of the star wearing one of his designs

    Gal Gadot at the National Board of Review awards
    Gal Gadot at the National Board of Review awards (Picture: Getty Images)

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot is at the centre of a social media storm after the publication of an image showing her wearing a dress from Lebanese designer Elie Saab.

    A state of war, dating back to 1948, is still officially in force between the two nations.

    Instagram users were very vocal in their criticism, leading Saab to take down the post.

    The now-deleted Instagram post
    The now-deleted Instagram post (Picture: Elie Saab./Instagram)

    Gadot wore the dress to the National Board of Review awards in New York on Tuesday, when she and director Patty Jenkins were presented with the Spotlight Award for their work on hit superhero film Wonder Woman. The film was banned in Lebanon.

    Gadot has not directly commented on the furore, merely posting a tweet expressing her delight at having received the award.

The Diary

Rachel Weisz is pregnant at 48

Michael Moran

Friday, April 20, 2018

Rachel Weisz is pregnant at 48
The Diary

Jewish winners at The Oliviers

Michael Moran

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Jewish winners at The Oliviers
Israel

Rabbi says pork is kosher, if it's cloned

Michael Moran

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Rabbi says pork is kosher, if it's cloned
The Diary

Spielberg set to produce WW2 adventure Blackhawk

Michael Moran

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Spielberg set to produce WW2 adventure Blackhawk
The Diary

Waititi calls New Zealand 'racist'

Michael Moran

Monday, April 9, 2018

Waititi calls New Zealand 'racist'
World

Children's book about 'Great Leaders' features Hitler

Michael Moran

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Children's book about 'Great Leaders' features Hitler
US News

Zuckerberg, Cambridge Analytica and the evidence

Michael Moran

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Zuckerberg, Cambridge Analytica and the evidence
UK News

Michael Rakowitz unveils new work on Fourth Plinth

Michael Moran

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Michael Rakowitz unveils new work on Fourth Plinth
World

Hezbollah releases video war game

Michael Moran

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Hezbollah releases video war game