Sarrah Abdel Rahman in GFF Opening Ceremony
Last night, and like every year, GFF kicked off with a star-studded opening ceremony for its 5th Edition. As the carpet gets all glammed up by the looks and styles of celebrities and key figures, we love to share our thoughts.
Authentic, outspoken, and unique as always, Sarrah Abdel Rahman made a fashion statement that outgrows all current trends with a dress that stands out as a piece of its own beauty and self-representation. So, what is the story behind that dress?
Designed by ‘Rebel Cairo’ and executed by ‘Darjee Studio’, the custom-made dress took a lot of hard work, back and forth, in pursuit of materializing Sarrah’s life and identity on fabric. As an actress and a human, Sarrah refuses to be part of a wave or a trend, and her authenticity is one thing she would never compromise. For GFF opening, Sarrah was keen to wear something that demonstrates a current phase in her life and the outcome was a work of art that reflects a complex set of emotions.
“My right to exist. A woman. In this day and age. With all my emotions, my needs, my fears, my ambitions, and my limitations. My right to exist in my body. My right to embrace my body with its femininity and masculinity. With its beauties, imperfections, functions, traumas, scars, and stories. Not to be part of a wave or a trend or a ‘cause’. Not to be a reaction to anyone or anything. But to exist. To unapologetically exist. To respect my existence. To consider my whole being. To reclaim my body. To hold space for my freedom and my expression. To be fully myself.” as shared by Sarrah on her Instagram account.
“Throughout our collaboration, one thing really stood out to me: Sarrah will not compromise her authenticity. This inspired me. If you think about it, it is really hard to not lose your perspective and voice in all the noise. Each time I sent her an illustration draft, her questions would be: “Is it me? Does it represent how I feel as a woman now? Is this the statement I want to put out?” said Rebel Cairo
In her dress, Sarrah was not attempting to create a trend, but rather aiming to be herself,
unapologetically. She carried herself with confidence, grace, authenticity, and utmost harmony with her inner true self, and for that and for so many other things, she earns our admiration and respect.
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