Saturday, December 2, 2017

Fashion Friday: State Visit Edition

We're back for a special edition covering the State Visit of the Grand Duke Henri and Princess Alexandra to Japan. I've tried to identify the brands of Princess Alexandra's clothes but it proved to be really difficult as we don't see her enough to know about her favorite brands and this was a short notice trip for her so a lot of her clothes are probably old. I will try to find her clothes, and if I do I'll update the post but it will take me time if the clothes are old.

On the first day of the state visit, Grand Duke Henri and Princess Alexandra were officially welcomed by the Emperor and Empress of Japan. I have no official confirmation of the brand of Princess Alexandra's skirt suit but I believe it is most likely from Dior. She also wore a Dior clutch and nude pumps. Her headpiece was previously worn by Princess Tessy.
Photo: SIP/ Charles Caratini

Photo : Dior
For the gala dinner, Princess Alexandra wore a beautiful pink strapless gown with a bolero previously worn by her mother.
Photo: SIP/ Charles Caratini
For the second day, Princess Alexandra wore a burgundy Elie Saab skirt suit previously worn by the Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. I really wanted to see this skirt suit worn again so I'm pleased that it finally happened!
©SIP/ Jean-Christophe Verhaegen
Photo: VogueRunway

For an event in the afternoon, she wore a Chanel bag.

©SIP / Charles Caratini

Photo: Chanel
For a meeting with the Prime Minister and his wife, Princess Alexandra wore a navy dress with a light blue dress (I think it might me Armani but again, no confirmation). I also believe she wore a clutch owned by Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie, the one she wore for National Day earlier this year. At the time, I supposed the clutch was a Judith Leiber clutch, still got no confirmation. ( Alexandra may have also carried that clutch to the gala dinner but I'm not sure)

©SIP/ Charles Caratini
Photo : Judith Leiber
For a reception with the Emperor and the Empress on the last day of the visit, Princess Alexandra wore an Elie Saab top and jacket previously worn by her mother too.

Photo: SIP / Jean-Christophe Verhaegen

Photo: VogueRunway
Even if Grand Duchess Maria Teresa pulled out of the state visit because of her fear of flying, she did send a video message for one of the event. She wore her red Armani jacket.
©SIP / Charles Caratin

Photo: Armani
I thought I would also include Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie's visit to the International Bazar in this post. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa wore her Weill coat and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie wore her Natan coat and a new Armani bag.
©Cour grand-ducale / Claude Piscitelli

Photo: Weill

Photo: Natan
I hope I'll be able to find more of Princess Alexandra but I will say that I was very impressed by Princess Alexandra during this visit, and not only by her choices of outfits but she also looked very at ease and Grand Duke Henri looked very proud of her! I hope this means we will see her more and I will be really pleased to cover her.

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