Saudi Arabia cuts loose with bevy of models and a rave
DIRIYAH, Saudi Arabia — A bevy of Instagram stars, former Victoria’s Secret models and Hollywood actors were invited to Saudi Arabia over the weekend to promote a three-daylong, massive rave-like concert. It was the kingdom’s most eye-popping effort yet at showcasing the dramatic changes taking hold in this country, where more than half of the 20 million citizens are below the age of 25. Supermodels and social media mavens, their makeup artists and hair stylists in tow, posed at a concert in leather pants, chunky sweaters and trendy black combat boots. It’s all part of the kingdom’s efforts at boosting the economy while polishing its image abroad and appealing to the young.