Georges Chakra

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Georges Chakra
Industry Fashion
Founded 1985
Headquarters Beirut, Lebanon
Number of locations
3 stores (2017)
Key people
Georges Chakra
(Creative Director)
Website www.georgeschakra.com

Georges Chakra is a Beirut-based Lebanese haute couture fashion designer. Georges Chakra first established his brand in 1985, and he's been showing his couture collections at Paris Fashion Week since the mid-Nineties.

Early Years[edit]

Georges Chakra began his foray into the world of design not studying fashion, but interiors. After two years of his initial study, he hightailed it to Canada to finish his schooling at the Canadian Fashion Academy, and in 1985 at 22 years old, he returned to his home country Lebanon, where he opened his first shop.

From his own admission, he sold to a select number of clients, but his work flourished nonetheless. He also considers his biggest career turning point the day he heard news that his work will be prominently featured in one of fashion's most beloved movies of all time: The Devil Wears Prada, a mere 20 years into his career.[1]

What started as a customized workshop for local and regional clientele has grown into an international haute couture fashion house, having dressed the likes of Rihanna,[2] Beyoncé,[3] Tyra Banks,[4] Jennifer Lopez,[5] Helen Mirren and more.

Georges Chakra regularly features and receives editorial coverage in major fashion magazines such as InStyle, Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Elle, Madame Figaro, Gala and Genlux.

TV/Film[edit]

Aside from his creations appearing in the 2006 movie The Devil Wears Prada, featuring Meryl Streep, Georges Chakra's work has also been featured in the television series Gossip Girl featuring Blake Lively and Leighton Meester.

Notable Clients[edit]

Gwen Stefani[6]

Hiba Tawaji - Cannes Film Festival 2017[7]

Goldie Hawn[8]

Barbara Meier

Catherine-Zeta Jones[9]

Rebecca Romin[10]j

Sophie Marceau[11]

Dakota Fanning[12]

Julia Louis-Dreyfus[13]

Sharon Stone[14]

Juliette Lewis[15]

Kristen Bell[16]

Hillary Duff[17]

Jane Fonda[18]

Kelly Osborne[19]

Sheryl Crow[20]

Queen Latifah[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Designer Dossier: Georges Chakra - theFashionSpot". theFashionSpot. 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  2. ^ "Rihanna's Gloves - Outrageous Accessories - The Best of 2007 - Celebrity". InStyle. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  3. ^ "Beyonce and John Mayer - Grammy After-Parties - Grammys 2008 - Celebrity". InStyle. Archived from the original on 2014-01-09. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  4. ^ "Yay or Nay? Tyra Banks in Georges Chakra at the BET Honors awards gala - Yay or Nay on Catwalk Queen". Catwalkqueen.tv. 2008-01-15. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  5. ^ Jennifer Lopez In Georges Chakra Couture & Zuhair Murad Couture – 32nd Anniversary Carousel of Hope Gala, Red Carpet Fashion Awards, October 25, 2010. Retrieved on 2010-10-27.
  6. ^ Kallon, Catherine (2012-05-11). "Gwen Stefani In Georges Chakra Couture - The Heart Foundation Gala". Red Carpet Fashion Awards. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  7. ^ "Second Day from Cannes Film Festival - Prestige Magazine". Prestige Magazine. 2017-05-19. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  8. ^ "Goldie Hawn Wearing Edition by Georges Chakra on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon". About Her. 2017-05-05. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  9. ^ Watkins, Rachel (2017-04-03). "Catherine Zeta-Jones In Editions by Georges Chakra - The Today Show". Red Carpet Fashion Awards. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  10. ^ "Georgeschakra.com". www.georgeschakra.com. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  11. ^ "GEORGES CHAKRA: Exclusive Interview for Spring/Summer 2017 (Video)". FASHION INSIDER MAGAZINE. 2017-02-27. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  12. ^ "Dakota Fanning Wears Georges Chakra Couture For The Jimmy Choo Campaign - Prestige Magazine". Prestige Magazine. 2017-03-14. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  13. ^ "Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Edition by Georges Chakra". StyleBistro. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  14. ^ "Sharon Stone, 58, mixes sophistication and glamour in black suit". Mail Online. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  15. ^ "Juliette Lewis Mermaid Gown". StyleBistro. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  16. ^ "kristen bell georges chakra spring 2010 couture". Red Carpet Fashion Awards. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  17. ^ Fashion&Style (2016-06-30). "Hilary Duff Vs. Katharine McPhee In George Chakra: Who Wore It Best [VOTE]". Fashion & Style. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  18. ^ "Georgeschakra.com". www.georgeschakra.com. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  19. ^ "Kelly Osbourne in a navy Edition by Georges Chakra gown & Brian Atwood shoes.". Style Darling Daily. 2015-01-12. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  20. ^ "Sheryl Crow Jumpsuit". StyleBistro. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  21. ^ Kallon, Catherine (2011-01-06). "Queen Latifah In Edition by Georges Chakra - 2011 People's Choice Awards". Red Carpet Fashion Awards. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 

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