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Some of Fashion’s Biggest Names Collaborate on Le Tarbouche Exhibition

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Image: The Tarbouche Project

Who says fashion is only happening at the runway shows? Not us! If you need a sartorial fix, we suggest heading over to London’s Saatchi Gallery to see its Le Tarbouche exhibition presented by artist Mouna Rebeiz, which explores the roles of women? The Tarbouche hat is most famously recognized as a symbol of virility across the Middle East, so it’s the perfect piece to help contradict the perceptions of women widely held, from dominance to sophistication.

The exhibition is set to feature pieces created by some of the biggest fashion names in the world. Twiggy, Lanvin and Elie Saab to name but a few! Each of the famous names will be reinventing a Tarbouche in their own style to be auctioned off at Sotheby’s with all proceeds going to the charity Innocence in Danger that works toward protecting children from sexual abuse. Lanvin has adorned its hat with a traditional dancer, whilst Saab opted for the comical route and plastered a pile of Tarbouches with googly eyes. 

If you’re interested in seeing the exhibition, then you’ll need to be quick as it’s set to run for a limited time only from 26 February to 9 March, 2015. You can find out more about the collaboration here