Actress Gal Gadot looked stunning on Tuesday in a light blue gown for Lebanese designer Elie Saab the night she received a prize from the National Council for Critics in New York.
But designer Elie Saab could not be happy for the gesture the Israeli actress made for him. Saab’s Instagram’s page posted a picture of Gadot calling it “immaculate.” But the deleted post show that many of the designer’s fans were not pleased with it.
The blue dress with one shoulder with a groove at the height of her thighs to collect the organization’s spotlight award alongside the director Patty Jenkins was captioned: “A flawless wave of banks in Elie Saab is ready for spring 2018 at the National Council for the annual review in New York.”
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Beta Bitter, a Lebanese journalist, wrote in Arabic: “Why does it mean so much that an Israeli actress wore a dress from him?” After a message was deleted, she added that his team “was smart enough to remove the message when people started to wake up, in any case they should be more careful.”
Farah Shami, Lebanese producer at Al Jadeed TV wrote in Twitter: I have a problem with her picture being published from Elie Saab’s account and to boast about a former Israeli soldier wearing his dress! Do not destroy one of the few things that proud Lebanese people do to us! Eli Saab makes us proud. ”
I don’t have a problem with her wearing @ElieSaabWorld but I do have a problem with posting her picture from Elie Saab’s account and bragging about an ex Israeli soldier wearing his dress! Don’t ruin one the few things that make us proud Lebanese people! Elie Saab makes us proud. pic.twitter.com/V5VGpDyS8o
— Farah Shami (@FarahShamii) January 10, 2018