Hot 100 2011 - Ingie Chalhoub
Designer, president and managing director of Etoile Group, Ingie is one of the region’s most powerful women in fashion.
Today Etoile Group employs over 400 employees with 60 stores spread across six countries, and Ingie’s fashion label INGIE Paris has received international acclaim – supermodel Natalia Vlodianova was spotted wearing one of her creations at last year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and many other celebrities are sweeping up the designs. But the ambitious powerhouse doesn’t want to just stop there. “As Dubai rises to become the fashion capital of the region, I’d like to invite top fashion designers, such as John Galliano to come and and experience this place and its flavours.”
Known for bringing many great faces to Dubai, such as David Lauren for Ralph Lauren and Sophie Marceau for Chaumet, this year Ingie’s hoping to expand INGIE Paris. “I hope it will eventually become internationally respected as one of the world’s great luxury brands.”
She also admits she wants to find more time for friends and family in 2011. “I love spending time with my two sons and friends. The worst part of my life is not being able to have enough time for them.”