Sweden

Defense of the Dress – Queen Silvia in Yuki

We continue on our "sob, let's replace the canceled Nobel ceremonies with visits to past glories" series with a look back to an unusual gown worn by Queen Silvia. The Facts Never say Queen Silvia isn't adventurous with her design choices. In 2006, she chose the design house Yuki for her Nobel gown. We're going… Continue reading Defense of the Dress – Queen Silvia in Yuki

Spain

Designer Diaries – Queen Letizia and Felipe Varela

Queen Letizia and Felipe Varela: discretion was the key. When our hofdames kindly asked me to write this diary about Felipe Varela I thought: “Oh my… But we know nothing about him!” Mr. Varela is the most discreet designer of Spain, and a very private man, and it’s exactly that what makes him the perfect… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Queen Letizia and Felipe Varela

Spain

Designer Diaries – Queen Sofia and Margarita Nuez

Queen Sofia has always been a fan of haute couture and fancy fabrics. She's considered one of the most elegant women in Spain and I strongly believe that she would’ve been a trendsetter and a famous influencer if Instagram had been a thing when she was younger. She’s been dressed by many great names of… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Queen Sofia and Margarita Nuez

Spain

Designer Diaries – Queen Letizia and Lorenzo Caprile

Many thanks to our contributor, Iselen, for this next series of the Designer Diaries - Spanish Queens. We know you will enjoy it! Lorenzo Caprile Trucchi was born in Madrid in 1966, although he holds an Italian passport. He studied at NY Fashion Institute of Technology and the Politecnico Internazionale della Moda in Firenze. From… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Queen Letizia and Lorenzo Caprile

Iran

Designer Diaries – 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 Diaries – Empress Farah Pahlavi’s Coronation Gown