We are ready to wrap up 2022, a milestone year for Tony Ward,
celebrating achievements and overcoming new challenges. We glance back at some
of the memorable moments that marked our 2022, starting with a double
Anniversary; 25 years of the Tony Ward brand and 70 years since the Ward
Atelier was established. "When I look back at my journey, I don’t only recall
the success as I always make sure to also remember the tough times and
stumbling blocks that shaped the brand. It has been an amazing 25 years and I’m
looking forward to the ones to come.” Forward!
This year we celebrated a double milestone. The 25thanniversary of the Tony Ward label and the 70th anniversary of the
Ward Atelier established by his father Elie Ward. The house celebrated
craftsmanship, fashion and heritage with an immersive exhibit retracing the
history of Ward’s atelier into the present; Elie Ward’s legacy, elaborate
fabrics, couture sewing techniques, extraordinary creations and the muses that
inspired them. The movie ‘Tony Ward Couture, The Legacy’ was revealed during
the launch event at our headquarters in Beirut.
Mosaic inspired fourreau dress
tailored by Elie Ward for his daughter Zoya
to Elie Ward
It is with a heavy heart that Tony Ward Fashion House announced
the passing of Elie Ward, on October 24th. Elie Ward established the
Ward Ateliers in 1952. He was a pioneer of Lebanese Couture, paving the way for
designers emerging from the country today. Elie’s creations were a must for
high society women. Famous for his tailored suits, known to last a lifetime, he
was still handling the suits manufacturing until a few years ago. His savoir
fair is, and will always be alive in the Ateliers.
at the Oscars
A dash of sparkle on the red carpet, our gorgeous celebrities Ashley
Benson, Carolina Gaitán, Jessica
Wang, Kelsey Merritt, Chrissy Teigen and Lori Harvey in a golden swirls crystal
encrusted art piece, caused a sensation at the Oscars wearing Tony Ward creations.
Lori Harvey wearing an art piece with crystal studded intricate
spirals and a sheer netted skirt
Heart Evangelista, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine
Skriver, Leonie Hanne, Liza Koshy, Thassia Naves Sabrina Elba and Urvashi
Rautela took up the glam a notch for the legendary ‘montée des marches’ at Cannes Film Festival in
sumptuous gowns from Tony Ward’s couture capsule collection.
Beauties Jasmine Tookes
and Josephine Skriver getting photographed together in statement Tony Ward
Lines Couture Show
We took back the runway during Paris Fashion Week, at Hotel
Shangri-La. Flowing fabrics, 3D embroideries, and a bold palette; deep magenta,
cobalt blue or gold sunshine. Never-ending lines carefully sewn by the ‘petites
mains’ working round the clock before the show. Pixie
Lott, Carolina Parsons, Manuel Arnaut, Sai De Silva, Farouk Chekoufi, Farrah El
Dibany, Sira Pevida and many more celebrities, actresses, international press,
fashion gurus, stylists and influencers came to witness the couture show comeback
from the four corners of the world.
Pink at Murex D’Or
Actress Cyrine Abdelnour looked flawless in a crystal pink
embroidered dress with a dramatic high slit and Carole Samaha stood out in a
glittering deep purple Tony Ward look to receive their awards at the Murex D’or
In time for the World Cup, Tony Ward launched a Limited Edition of
Couture Hoodies. Handmade in the Tony Ward Ateliers, with a dash of embellishments,
it mixes art and fun, a must-have for our VIP football fans. ‘The love and
passion I have for sports made me do it’ Tony Ward.
in the IT city
Didi Stone, Tamara Kalinic, Paula Abdul, Leomie Anderson, Anna
Dello Russo and Zerina Akers, our Tony Ward women lit up Doha nights in their crystallized
dresses during the Fashion Trust Arabia event in October.
the Red Sea Film Festival
Priyanka Chopra stole the show in a gold and
silver embroidered dress with Charleston detailing from the latest Couture
collection for the opening ceremony of the Red Sea International Film Festival.Julianne Hough chose two majestic looks; one silk
organza flamboyant red dress and a custom backless black dress with a wondrous
neckline. Actress Paz Vega gracefully
appeared in a silk and lurex embroidered tulle dress from the RTW SS23
collection, and Youssra closed the festival with her unique glow in a shimmery
couture dress with nuances of purple.
It’s much more than words...
Thank you for being there,
For sparkling it in your own way
For adding your unique touch
and for sharing your glow
Wishing you a 2023 filled with
Happiness, Serenity & Beauty
The Tony Ward Team