17 March 2014

Royal Outfit of the Day: March 17

Sheikha Mozah wore Stéphane Rolland Haute Couture during a 2009 state visit to France while her husband was still the reigning Emir of Qatar.
Sending forth hopes for an elegant week, I'm pulling from the archives of the supremely elegant Sheikha Mozah today. True to her high-end style, this dress from one of her favorites, Stéphane Rolland, is couture to the core. Rolland later shared that they had just five days to pull this bespoke white silk crepe number with a black sash and sparkling waist ornament together and were in such a hurry that hair dryers had to be taken to the hand-painted ombré effect at the waist on the very last day. That effect was well worth it, though, and Sheikha Mozah carried it forward, even echoing the color gradation in her choice of white pearl earrings, a gray pearl ring, and a black clutch. One of my very favorite Mozah appearances, without a doubt.

Photos: Abaca