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Gal Gadot's empowering speech

Gal Gadot's empowering speech”

Another social media user wrote: 'I'm not gonna ask why would she wear Elie Saab... but I'm asking why would his team post it? However, the image sparked outrage as Saab is Lebanese, and Gadot's home country of Israel has been at war with Lebanon since 1948.

The Isreali actor was presented with the prestigious award, which recognises women who push the boundaries in entertainment, for her performance in Wonder Woman. Watching Gadot deliver her speech, it was as if a real-life superhero was there, reassuring us the creative work we do matters, and that it always has the potential to make a positive change.

Gadot's speech highlighted the fact that Wonder Woman was meant to inspire everyone. "A flawless @gal_gadot in ELIE SAAB Ready-to-Wear Spring Summer 2018 at the national board of review annual gala in NY", wrote Saab on her Instagram page in a now-deleted post.

Last year Gadot's superhero film Wonder Woman was banned from Lebanese cinemas
Last year Gadot's superhero film Wonder Woman was banned from Lebanese cinemas

Hailing from Elie Saab's spring 2018 ready-to-wear collection, this simple gown features an asymmetric neckline, cut-out waist and flattering thigh-high slit. You can steal it right now as this dress is already available to buy! It was one of three in the top 10 with a female lead and the only one with a female director, Gadot said, leaving the industry with "a long way to go". Gadot has served in the Israeli army as a combat trainer for two years and Lebanon's Ministry of Economy issued the ban just before the film was scheduled to premiere.

A fashion designer and an actress have become the unwitting faces of the political conflict between Lebanon and Israel.

Going on to speak about Hollywood's gender equality, Gal explained, 'When I started acting, there were very few female-led movies, and even fewer female directors.



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