Marvel Lady Gal Gadot costume hassle for Lebanese designer

Gal Gadot in Lebanese designer sparks backlash

The Instagram page for Saab's brand posted a photo of Gadot in the gown on Wednesday, calling her "flawless".

Following what seemed to be a blunder on Elie Saab's public Instagram account, the Lebanese fashion designer has found himself at the center of a hotly politicized and internationally discussed debacle.

Gadot wore the one-shoulder blue dress with a thigh-high slit to collect the organization's "Spotlight" award alongside Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins.

Gal Gadot in an Elie Saab dress as pictured in an awards show photo has prompted a backlash by some on social media who complained about the Israeli "Wonder Woman" actress wearing a garment from a Lebanese designer.

In 2017, her superhero blockbuster was banned from cinemas in Lebanon, among several other Arab countries amid protests over her casting as the title character and complaints by Islamists that it featured immodest images of women generally.

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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?

It was blocked by the government because of the star's nationality and her support for Israel's army, it was reported at the time.

In 2014 the actress on Facebook during the Gaza War, which left more than 2,100 Palestinians dead.

More than 60 Israeli soldiers and six Israeli civilians were also killed in the conflict.

However, this ban did not extend to Justice League, released later that year.

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