On the weekend of March 12, 2023, the first royal wedding of 2023 took place in Amman, Jordani. Princess Iman, the daughter of Queen Rania, married Jameel Alexander Thermiotis at the beautiful Beit Al-Urdon Palace. The ceremony was a grand and enchanting affair, with Princess Iman looking stunning in a stunning Dior gown.
Queen Rania of Jordan
Speaking of Dior dresses, Queen Rania of Jordan, the mother of Princess Iman, is also known for her beautiful Dior dresses.
Queen Rania is a well-known fashion icon and has been admired for years for her elegant and modern style. She has been spotted in Dior on several occasions, including international events and official engagements. Clearly, Jordan’s royal family has a strong connection to the iconic French fashion house.
For the fall-winter 2022-2023 haute couture collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri decided to pay homage to the beauty of exceptional couture craftsmanship. This tribute symbolizes the unity embodied by the tree of life, which is reflected in all the looks of the collection. The garments are richly embellished with embroidery, galon patchworks and playful smock details.
Essence of Couture
The silhouettes of the haute couture collection for fall-winter 2022-2023 are the result of Maria Grazia Chiuri’s (Maria is the current designer for the fashion house DIOR) ongoing reflection on the essence of couture. They show how poetic the work of artisans can be. Embroidery not merely as a decorative element, but as a transformation of the garment itself, emphasizing the contours of the body. This raw and striking effect is created by a captivating interaction between different fabrics, rather than the usual pearls and sequins.
The use of weaving-the art of crossing and combining elements-gives structure and an added dimension to the garments. Craftswoman Aurélia Leblanc has taken this art to the next level by using crossing, single threads, extremely precious ribbons and gold chains. The result is a new look that reflects the timeless modernity of Dior style.
In the video below, watch Aurélia weave fabric for a typical DIOR jacket:
Pleats are also specially shaped, sometimes specifically on one side, sometimes with sumptuous smocking details. This is the result of exceptional craftsmanship that requires time and attention. It is the combination of this craftsmanship and innovative creativity that makes the Dior style so timeless and modern, more so than ever before.
Queen Rania’s dress by Dior for this wedding fits perfectly with our recent blog posts on smocking and Rouleaux : in this dress, they come together beautifully!