The image of Gadot, who starred in last years action thriller Wonder Woman, in a blue sash dress by Saab was accompanied by a description of the former Israel Defense Forces combat trainer as flawless, the BBC on Friday reported.
Saabs Instagram post saw some people share their frustration that a former member of the Israeli army would be promoted by the designer.
Gadot wore the dress to the National Board of Review awards in New York Thursday, where she and director Patty Jenkins received the Spotlight Award for their work on Wonder Woman.
The deleting of Saabs picture has drawn a mixed reaction on social media. While one user praised the decision to remove the post, another called the whole debacle shameful.