In addition to showcasing the highlights of next season's best looks, the red carpet often functions as a stage for public figures to make statements that go beyond what they're wearing; and, yes, sometimes those culturally or politically significant looks miss the mark. The latest ensemble to cause a stir on the red carpet was unveiled at this year's Cannes Film Festival, and people aren't happy.
, and he celebrating the step-and-repeat moment on his personal Instagram. While fashion and politics can often dovetail successfully, especially in today's political landscape, perhaps this is a look that could've been approached and executed a bit differently.
Proud #designer ! Israeli #Culture #Minister on the #redcarpet at #cannesfilmfestival . This #exclusive #dress I designed in #honor and #celebration of #Jerusalem 🏆🇮🇱👸🏼🇫🇷🏆 thank you so much dear minister for the privilege, opportunity and great honor! And Thank you so much to my team!!! My design assistant and best mom ever @saritsadihermn , @bbsol for the amazing original graphic design, and @karin_brudno for the sponsorship with finest fabrics! #lovewhatido ❤️ #photo : Eli Sabati
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