Sunday, December 21, 2014

Luxarazzi 101: Royal Recycling and Clothes Sharing Vol. 4

They can't leave it, can they? The Grand Ducal Family loves to wear out each others clothes though let's be honest, if our mothers, sisters, aunts or cousins had a wardrobe full of designer gems, we would probably do the same all the time. The dress and jacket above were first worn by Princess Alexandra for national day 2008 as well as pictures taken by Lola Velasco around the same time and later by Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie for a visit to Steinfort in 2014.
This time around, even the Princely Family is in on the clothes sharing action with a sentimental favourite of mine: On national day in 2014 Sophie von Lattorff, daughter of Princess Tatjana and her husband Philipp von Lattorff, wore a dress previously worn by her cousin Princess Marie-Caroline for the wedding of little Sophie's parents in 1999.
So turns out that the coat Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie wore to Archduke Christoph's wedding in December 2012 does not originate with Princess Alexandra, who wore it to her grandfather's 90th birthday party in January 2011 (as previously mentioned in the first post of this kind), but with Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa. The Grand Duchess sported the coat - including some very obvious buttons that were later obviously removed - for an official visit of former German President Christian Wulff to Luxembourg in 2010.
And as (almost) always, there was also some hat sharing going on: For the funeral of Queen Fabiola of Belgium Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie borrowed a black pillbox hat previously worn by her mother-in-law on a number of occasions.
Not all clothes though are handed to someone else. Either these two dresses worn by Grand Duchess Maria Teresa were two strikingly similar ones to begin with or the long dress lost to the scissors et voilà, it became a short dress.

For more clothes sharing action within the Grand Ducal and Princely Families, have a look at the previous three posts of this series: Here, here and here.

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