Tony-Ward-Portrait-DesignerThe expression, “Like father, like son” could be used to describe Lebanese designer Tony Ward. As the son of the acclaimed Beirut-based couturier, Elie Ward, Tony grew up surrounded by the beautifully tailored suits and elegant evening gowns that made his father famous. It seemed inevitable that the younger Ward would follow his father into the world of fashion.

Ward left home to study at Paris’ famed design school, L’Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. After graduation, he worked with some of the icons of fashion: Gianfranco Ferré at Christian Dior Couture, Karl Lagerfeld at Chloé, and Claude Montana at Lanvin. Taking what he learned about haute couture from the masters themselves, Ward returned to Beirut to launch Tony Ward Couture in 1997.

Ward is known for his exquisite embroidery, fine fabrics, and use of sheer illusion, creating gowns that are both sophisticated and sensual. Tony Ward’s latest collection is an homage to femininity and timeless, classic style which has made him a favorite amongst celebrities around the globe.

 

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An enchanting A-line evening gown features a sweetheart neckline and embroidered bodice. White encrusted lace and crinoline beautifully interplay with hand-painted tulle in blue hues cascading to the cerulean floor-length hem.

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This powerful sapphire silk crêpe jumpsuit is balanced with shimmering crystal beaded foliage along the bodice and waist. The feminine sheer neckline and blue belted waist bring refined details to the modern look.

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A vintage tea length silhouette gets a touch of modern femininity with a high collar and deep neckline. The structured bust is replete with flowers and the tulle skirt echoes the floral motif.

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This delicate evening gown with fully embroidered tulle is adorned with an organic arrangement of floral embellishments. The refined classic features flattering off the shoulder three-quarter length sleeves.

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This playful short princess dress with cutout crêpe bust is accented with an eyecatching silver and crystal belt. Lace flower appliqués add texture to the full skirt.

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A silver silk crêpe oriental-style dress is simple and stunning with chic cap sleeves and belted waist. The elegant lace overlay finishes in a band of smooth silk at the hem of the faux-wrap skirt.

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A breathtaking silver mermaid dress with three-quarter length sleeves, sheer neckline and skirt, highlighting flower appliqués cascading over the bodice and blossoming from the floor length hemline.

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The central focus of this sheath dress is a stunning deep illusion v-neckline. The bodice and sleeves are covered in one-of-a-kind embroidery and crystal in shades of silver and black, leading to a long silver silk crêpe skirt.