After announcing the launch of his new project, aptly titled the Girl of Now initiative, via social media last month, Lebanese designer Elie Saab gathered friends of the brand and empowering female celebrities to celebrate the program in Beirut. Created to support women leadership and promote empowerment and education through ongoing activations and panel discussions, the Girl of Now initiative gathered Sara Sampaio, Sonam Kapoor, Kristina Bazan, Lauren Remington Platt and Noor Fares — who recently spoke to Buro 24/7 Middle East about her new collection and her creativity process — to the Lebanese capital to discuss their success stories.

Take a look at Elie Saab's Girl of Now Initiative here...

Elie Saab

Elie Saab

Elie Saab

Elie Saab

Also, browse through Elie Saab's bridal collection for Spring '18