Pictures From The Masters of Excellence
We received some great pictures from the "Masters of Excellence" in Abu Dhabi May 8-11. My favorite was this picture which features the massive Emirates Hotel In the background. The event took place at The Emirates Hotel and involved gala dinners fashions shows from designers and jewelers including Calvin Klein, Harry Winston and Graff diamonds. The event was attended by VIPs from the Gulf region. As we've seen recently Abu Dhabi is making a bid for the luxury market that has been luring people to Dubai using the same formula of lavish hotels, innovative architecture and well-respected luxury brand names.
As this article in the Financial Times points out, Abu Dhabi is the richest of the seven emirates and is now attracting more and more tourists and high-flying spenders. Oil was discovered in Abu Dhabi in 1958 and since then the city has seen tremendous growth. After the jump, pictures from the events including the fashions shows and some stunning creations from Graff jewelers.
A stunning diamond bib from Graff jewelers.
Diamonds and sapphires from Graff jewelers.
A Graff diamond and emerald creation
Calvin Klein's airy spring creations.
A scene from the Harrry Winston show.
From the Donna Karan Show