Beirut-based Lebanese haute couture fashion designer. Born and raised in Lebanon, Georges Chakra developed an early passion for fashion design. After two years of studies in Interior Design, he returned to his initial passion – to draw and create. Georges Chakra left for Canada where he earned a degree as fashion designer from the Canadian Fashion Academy.
Since 2002, Chakra is presenting, twice per year, his Haute Couture collection during Paris Fashion Week in France. His collections are always one of the most imaginative.
In February 2009, Chakra introduced his new ready-to-wear line “Edition by Georges Chakra”. His first ready-to-wear collection debuted during New York Fashion Week.
Chakra first established his brand in 1985. What started as a customized workshop for local and regional clientele has grown into an international haute couture fashion house, having dressed the likes of Rihanna, Beyoncé, Tyra Banks, Jennifer Lopez, Helen Mirren and more.
Chakra regularly features and receives editorial coverage in major fashion magazines such as InStyle, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Elle, Madame Figaro, Gala and Genlux.
Chakra’s fashions appeared in the 2006 movie The Devil Wears Prada featuring Meryl Streep and the television series Gossip Girl featuring Blake Lively and Leighton Meester.