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BBC Minute: On Saudi Arabia's first fashion week

Saudi Arabia's first ever fashion week is underway and the four-day event features local Arab designers and European brand names including Roberto Cavalli and Jean Paul Gaultier.

BBC Arabic's Hanan Razek is in the capital, Riyadh, watching all the live action and has spoken to us about the importance behind the event.

The event comes at a time of groundbreaking reform for women in Saudi Arabia as a result of changes made by Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman.

(PHOTO: A Saudi woman applies makeup on a model during a beauty and style competition on the sidelines of the 2010 Cosmetic Expo, a four-day exhibition held for the first time in Saudi Arabia, at a hotel in the coastal city of Jeddah late on December 21, 2010. AFP PHOTO/AMER HILABI (Photo credit: AMER HILABI/AFP/Getty Images)

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