ADC Awards

The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its incredible 102nd year, these awards celebrate the very best in advertising, digital media, graphic and publication design, packaging and product design, motion, experiential and spatial design, photography, illustration and fashion design all with a focus on artistry and craftsmanship.

ADC100 Fashion Design Jury

Vanessa Khattar

RTW Designer

Elie Saab

Beirut, Lebanon

Vanessa Khattar was born and raised in Lebanon, she is currently the ready to wear designer at one of the world’s most renowned fashion houses Elie Saab. Her career has taken on a remarkable journey. She has pursued her fashion design education at Miami International University of Arts and Design and then the Savannah College of Arts and Design, where she received a Masters of fine arts in Luxury Brand Management. Vanessa is also the recipient of the Perry Ellis Men’s Wear Award, and Cubavera bridal Award. Upon graduation, she landed one of the most prestigious jobs as Luxury marketing consultant for Berkshire Hathaway Georgia Division. When she is not in the designer’s chair, Vanessa likes to dedicate her time to teaching, passing on her knowledge to others, she notably spent one year as a guest lecturer at Notre Dame University in Lebanon.




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