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Christian Dior’s Exhibition in Doha to Feature Nine Looks Loaned By HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser during an official state visit to India. Photo: AR Al-Baker

In a royal lineup of classic gowns and skirt suits, the Christian Dior Exhibition “Designer of Dreams” in Doha’s M7, will feature more than 200 haute couture gowns for the first time in the Middle East, including nine looks from the collection of Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, co-founder and chairperson of the Qatar Foundation. Requested by the House of Dior for the exhibition, Her Highness has loaned the pieces from her private collection, worn during various state visits and high-level events over the years. Curated by Olivier Gabet, director of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the exhibition will run from November 6, 2021 to March 31, 2022 to portray the international essence of fashion.

Her Highness’s collection will neighbor other vintage couture gowns for royal figures like Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, and Diana, the Princess of Wales, inviting fashion enthusiasts to visit and educate themselves on the stories behind those pieces.

Raquel Zimmerman Inspired by Eric, Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2007. Dress in hand-painted off-white triple organza. Christian Dior by John Galliano. Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser Collection. Worn during La Scala opera house season opening in Milan, Italy in 2017. Photo: © Laziz Hamani

Not only will the collection represent emblematic points from Her Highness’s career, but the one-of-a-kind pieces will reflect her distinctive style identity too. The collection consists of a high neck fuchsia cross-over blazer paired with a long pleated navy blue skirt, an emerald green skirt suit with a matching shawl, a floral ivory gown, an ink-colored suit, a peacock mosaic gown, and a floral embroidered fur robe.

Located in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, M7 is part of the Qatar Museum Authority and is led by HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Since its inception, the center has been shedding a fair share of support for designers in Doha, providing all means for them to thrive and succeed.

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