Iran

Designer Diary – Empress Farah Pahlavi’s Coronation Gown

This is a Tuesday supplement to our Designer Diary series - a quick hit on a Dior gown that is quite a dress! We were guided by Shah’s visions for Iran. Everything had a special meaning. The Shah was very particular about the changes he wanted to implement in the country. Our coronation was part… Continue reading Designer Diary – Empress Farah Pahlavi’s Coronation Gown

Iran · Pocket Profiles

Pocket Profile – Princess Fawzia

I'll tell you upfront, it's not an entirely happy story we embark on here. Princess Fawzia lived both a charmed life and a cautionary tale, and her story is a mirror on the changing roles of Egypt and Egyptian women throught the twentieth century. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'Z98tT6xQSUhO3W501nCAEg',sig:'sNlI49YaanV_FjTat7zRyOs9Vy3sg--5kNhnjCtBYjY=',w:'430px',h:'594px',items:'105217467',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); Princess Fawzia was… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Princess Fawzia

Iran · Jordan · Monaco · Sweden

The Designer Diaries: Royal Weddings and Dior

Writing about the royal gowns designed by the House of Dior is the sartorial equivalent of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. Designed in different eras, for very different women, Dior has run the gamut from simple to insane. Seventies The seventies were all about loose, bohemian women's wear, and that translated to bridal gowns that were… Continue reading The Designer Diaries: Royal Weddings and Dior

Iran

Fix This Fiasco: Empress Farah’s Coronation Crown

This one's a doozy. Specially made for the first and only Empress of Iran. A display of wealth and status. A special piece for a special event. Heavy. Ornate. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'YIYNcCHgQk9y6hxCu9m9iQ',sig:'mpEszSdKAyAHNMwYNWVtFrxiyikjyWa68Gok2Q06Yo4=',w:'396px',h:'594px',items:'174308690,174308687',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); How would you fix this fiasco? Would a change in the gem color combination make this more suitable… Continue reading Fix This Fiasco: Empress Farah’s Coronation Crown

Britain · Iran · Sweden

Royal Wedding Gowns – Second Wedding Coats and Wraps

This is a continuation of our Wedding Gown post from three weeks ago. Today we'll look at royal gowns with coats, capes and wraps, in the sub-category of second (and in one case, third) weddings. Bride: Camilla Parker-BowlesDesigner: Robinson Valentine This gown was worn at the 2005 ceremonial wedding blessing of Mrs. Parker-Bowles and Prince… Continue reading Royal Wedding Gowns – Second Wedding Coats and Wraps