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Exquisite Designs by Hany El Behairy at Cannes Fashion and GSF Awards Gala

Couture designer Hany El Behairy to present his designs at the Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards GalaProminent couture designer Hany El Behairy will present a selection of his stunning creations during the Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards Gala. The event will be held on Saturday May 20, 2017 at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton in Cannes, France.

Hany El Behairy is one of the most prestigious fashion designers of haute couture in the Middle East. A native of Egypt, he has been creating unforgettable designs since the age of 15. Through his designs, and his fascination with color and texture, he strives to create a symphony of East-West luxury, style and elegance for his discerning clientele. Hany El Behairy’s exquisite designs are known for their elegance, attention to detail and the highest quality fabrics and embellishments. His feminine and luxurious creations include cocktail dresses, evening gowns and breathtaking bridal designs.

After earning his law degree, Mr. El Behairy soon decided to follow his true passion of fashion design. He has since become a favorite designer of many Middle Eastern socialites and celebrities including Yousra, Laila Elwy, Warda Al Gazaeria, Elham Shahin, Safaa Abu El Seoud, Latifa, Hanan Tork, Sabah, Shaimaa Saeed and many more. He has been featured in many Arab and European publications and TV channels including ART, Rai Uno, Rai 3, Odion, Cawale and Fashion TV. Mr. El Behairy has shown his designs at many prestigious events such as the Mediterranean Festival (Naples, Italy), Moda Week (Italy), LUX Festival (Lebanon), and the International Diamond Festival (Qatar). His numerous awards and accolades include a people’s choice “Oscar” by ART (International Arab TV), the LUX prize as Best Fashion Designer (Haute Couture) in the Middle East, and the International Fashion Week Award (Rome) presented by the Italian Ministry of Culture and the Mayor of Rome.

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Angelique Monet Set to Perform at Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards Gala

Princess Angelique Monet at Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards GalaPrincess Angelique Monet is one of the world-class entertainers scheduled to perform at the upcoming Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards Gala. The event will be held on Saturday May 20, 2017 at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France. She will be performing with Dr. Raghunath Manet, the renowned classical Indian musician and dancer, and Chevalier Award recipient.

Princess Angelique Monet is an American multi-media talent, former Ms. Black South Carolina USA and the owner and CEO of Greta Joanne Entertainment. She is also a stage actress and ventriloquist. In 2001 she appeared Off-Broadway on Theater Row with her one-woman show Multiple Me written by Edgar Chisholm. In November 2017 she will return to Off-Broadway with the opening of a Vaudeville thematic production. She is recognized for her role in changing modern day ventriloquism in A History of Modern Day Ventriloquism. Angelique Monet is also a singer, pianist and composer who has an album on iTunes entitled Not Wasting Time, as well as a film producer, writer and director. She made her directorial debut with the short film BitterSweet, which screened at the Cannes International Film Festival Short Film Corner (SFC) in 2005. Her feature film, Deceptive, premiered at the Marche du Film during the Cannes International Film Festival Festival in 2010. She had a theatrical release through her own releasing company at Big Cinema in New York City.

Angelique Monet has a five octave vocal range, multiple ventriloquist figures and voices, and has opened for prominent entertainers including Sinbad, Brian McKnight, and more. She performs in multiple genres including Jazz, R&B, Classical, Pop, Electronica, New Age, and World Music.

As a public speaker, Angelique Monet has addressed the African Union Headquarters in New York City, the United Nations, and numerous schools, universities, and churches. She has appeared on panels with diplomats, celebrities, politicians, and humanitarians. Her themes include world peace relations, indigenous preservation, self esteem, women’s empowerment, and her own experience with autism when, unable to speak, she was able to use music to open her mind, and the ancient art of ventriloquism to find her voice.  Princess Monet is also the recipient of numerous humanitarian accolades including the Global Icon Ladies Award, Afrique 360 Humanitarian and Contribution to Arts award. Princess Angelique Monet is a Knight of the Order of Sylvester and a Dame in the OSJ Order of Malta, and the Masonic-affiliated ladies auxiliary groups the Order of the Amaranth and the Order of the Eastern Star.

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Couture Fashion Week New York Partners with ZEE TV

Couture Fashion Week New York Partners with Zee TVFor its 24th season, Couture Fashion Week New York is pleased to partner with ZEE TV, one of India’s leading television media and entertainment companies. The prestigious event will be held September 9-11, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan in the heart of New York City.

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited is among the largest producers and aggregators of Hindi programming in the world, with an extensive library housing over 222,000 hours of television content. With rights to more than 3,818 movie titles from major studios and of iconic film stars, ZEE houses the world’s largest Hindi film library. Through its strong presence worldwide, ZEE entertains over 1 billion viewers across 171 countries including USA, Canada, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. A pioneer of the television entertainment industry in India, ZEE’s well-known brands offer a rich bouquet of 34 channels in India, and 39 dedicated channels for the international markets

This year ZEE TV has partnered with Couture Fashion Week New York which was founded in 2005 and presents a series of couture and luxury fashion shows in New York City, Cannes and other selected cities.

“ZEE TV, as the presenting sponsor, is quite thrilled and positive with this association. Although entertainment and fashion are two separate entities, they are interconnected in a lot of aspects. This season, with the participation of a several talented Indian designers and a focus on Indian culture, we are quite ecstatic about this association as we are the pioneers of Indian culture across the globe,” said Sameer Targe, Business Head, ZEE TV AMERICAS.

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Leo Lo to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Global Short Film Awards Gala in Cannes

Award-winning animation and special effects producer Leo Lo will receive a lifetime achievement award recognizing his outstanding contributions to the film industry. The Global Short Film Awards gala event will be held on Saturday May 21, 2016 at the Intercontinental Carlton in Cannes, France.Award-winning animation and special effects producer Leo Lo will receive a lifetime achievement award recognizing his outstanding contributions to the film industry. The Global Short Film Awards gala event will be held on Saturday May 21, 2016 at the Intercontinental Carlton in Cannes, France.

Producer and Festival Director Andres Aquino noted “Mr. Lo’s dedication, love for films and his work in the field of visual effects and animation is an inspiration for new generations of filmmakers. We are proud to be associated with him. We are also grateful to Mr. Lo for contributing his time and expertise as a judge on the panel for the GSF Awards Festival.”

Mr. Lo began his career as a photo journalist with United Press International and later turned to commercial photography. By the 1990’s he started working in the motion picture industry, and was soon playing an important part in the changes from traditional film laboratory techniques to the new digital era. Mr. Lo is widely renowned as an industry pioneer in the Hong Kong film industry’s laboratory digitalization.

Leo Lo launched his own digital darkroom in 1996. Starting with the first complete Kodak Cineon System, he founded Asia Legend Limited to provide digital effects services to the industry. He received a Golden Horse award and was nominated for a BAFTA Award for his special effects work on the award-winning ground-breaking film Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon with acclaimed director Ang Lee. As China’s film industry has boomed, Mr. Lo built an international scale animation production center in southern China in 2007 from scratch.  Under his leadership, the company has completed a number of highly successful animated movies, including Dwegons and Lephrechans, Life in The World of Dao,  and the 3D animated movie The Adventures of Jinbao, starring film legend Jackie Chan.

Mr. Leo Lo’s accolades and awards include:
– For the animated TV series Life in the The World of Dao: 2011 Guangdong Best Animation Team and Best Animation second prize; HKPC Prize for Efforts; Japan TBS Digicon6 – Best Effort Excellence Prize.
– For the 3D animated feature movie The Adventures of Jinbao: 2012 HK Cyberport Stereoopic Award – Excellence; 2012 Golden Angel Award – Los Angeles; 2013 HKSAR Government, ICT Award.
– For the live action historical Iranian film Kingdom of Solomon: 2012 Best Visual Effects Iranian International Film Festival – FAJR; Iranian Golden Phoenix Award for Best Visual Effects.

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Meet Us At The Movies

Global Short Film AwardsGlobal Short Film Awards in Partnership with Couture Fashion Week
Calling All Indie Film Buffs!

Brought to you by Andres Aquino, founder and producer of Couture Fashion Week. Enjoy highly creative, imaginative and thought-provoking works selected from 1,400 films from 81 countries. All award-nominated films are under 15 minutes. Categories: Animation, Documentary and Feature. Attend one or more film screening sessions, or make a fabulous film lover’s day of it and attend all the day’s screenings.

WHAT: The Global Short Film Awards Festival.

WHEN: Thursday April 28, 2016. *NOTE DATE CHANGE*
Screenings at 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm.

WHERE: Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas, 260 West 23rd Street, New York City.



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Awards for winning films will be presented during the Cannes Red Carpet Fashion & Film Awards on May 21, 2016 in Cannes, France on the fabulous French Riviera. Click for tickets to the Cannes event.

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Couture Fashion Week’s Prestigious Media Partners


Couture Fashion Week New York, now entering its 20th exciting season, is pleased to work with a number of prestigious media partners reaching the creme-de-la-creme of fashion and style insiders worldwide. Collezioni Haute Couture and Collezioni Donna are distributed in over 54 countries and Logos Publishing is recognized as the undisputed leader in the fashion magazine sector. London-based Total Prestige magazine caters to a wide-ranging affluent readership with a focus on the luxury lifestyle. Rendezvous de la Mode magazine, based in Italy, covers the best in high fashion events and trends. FashionUnited is one of the world’s leading B2B fashion publications, and an impeccable source for fashion business news, trends, catwalks, top fashion jobs, exclusive interviews and insightful viewpoints. Visit for more information and tickets to the next event in New York.