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How Sheikha Aisha Al-Thani Hit the Fashion Zeitgeist in Cannes

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Sheikha Aisha Al-Thani wears Ralph & Russo and Chopard at the Ismael’s Ghosts screening and Opening Gala during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2017. Getty

Sheikha Aisha Al-Thani took to the Cannes 2017 red carpet in a sequence of bold evening dresses that struck the fashion zeitgeist. The Sheikha attended the amfAR gala, the Fashion For Relief event hosted by Naomi Campbell, and the Rihanna and Chopard evening soiree. From an acid green coat dress by Ralph & Russo and Chopard jewelry to a metallic evening dress deftly styled with a breezy white cloak by La Mania, Sheikha Al-Thani’s French Riviera wardrobe retained the conservative dress code of our region while upping the ante. Sheikha Al-Thani mostly wore Arab brands, from Elie Saab to Zuhair Murad, showcasing her commitment towards the promotion of fashion from the region.

Sheikha Aisha Al Thani style

Sheikha Aisha Al-Thani wears Zuhair Murad and Yeprem jewelry at the amfAR Gala at Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 25, 2017 in Cannes. Getty

With her hair in an edgy side braid and volume on the crown, the Sheikha punctuated each outfit with a directional diamond ear cuff by Yeprem.

Sheikha Aisha Al Thani style

Sheikha Aisha Al-Thani wears La Mania and Yeprem at the Fashion For Relief event at Aéroport Cannes Mandelieu on May 21, 2017. Getty

Evangelo Bousis and Peter Dundas were seated front row with Her Highness at the Fashion For Relief runway show. Bella Hadid, Lebanese It girl Lana El Sahely, and the original super, Naomi Campbell, took to the catwalk to raise awareness of and funds for Syrian children.

Sheikha Aisha Al Thani style

Sheikha Aisha Al-Thani wears Elie Saab at the Chopard dinner in honor of the Rihanna X Chopard Collection on the Chopard Rooftop on May 18, 2017. Getty

As the official ambassador and spokesperson of the Place Vendôme Qatar, the Sheikha’s presence on the red carpet stood for much more than a royal in attendance at the festival’s 70th anniversary. Sheikha Al-Thani cut the silhouette of a modern Middle Eastern royal who seamlessly combines style and substance in four on-point looks.
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