She’s often championed regional designers, from All Things Mochi to Bambah – and Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah made sure to pack one local label as she headed overseas this week. The Jordanian royal and His Majesty King Abdullah II have ventured to New York, where the United Nations is hosting its 73rd General Assembly.
For a meeting with supporters of the Jordan River Foundation – the non-profit chaired by HM that focuses on child safety and community empowerment – the royal stepped out in Lebanese label Hussein Bazaza. The long-sleeved midi dress was plucked from the designer’s Fall 2018 collection, and made an elegant impression with its fluid, pleated skirts, and delicates touches of lace. The design, which effortlessly fused together textures and prints, also featured a sliver of deep green velvet, delivering an autumnal feel as the Big Apple slips out of summer and into the next season. Queen Rania added earrings from 2016 DDFC/Vogue Fashion Prize honorary fine jewelry design winner Ralph Masri to complete the ensemble.
“Enjoyed meeting with US-based supporters of the Jordan River Foundation last night during UN General Assembly week in New York,” Queen Rania captioned an image of the event. The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly opened on 18 September, and brings together leaders from around the globe to discuss and work together on a wide array of international issues. Among those giving a speech at this year’s event is HM King Abdullah II, who will deliver Jordan’s address as well as meet with a number of heads of states and delegations. His Majesty and Queen Rania also visited the CNN headquarters while in New York, as Her Majesty revealed on her Instagram account.
We’ll bring you more from the Jordanian royals’ visit to the UN as the General Assembly unfolds.