Monday, June 25, 2018

Fashion Focus: National Day Edition

This edition of Fashion Focus will be a special National Day edition - with a lot to talk about considering the whole family was there- but first, let's talk about some new/old finds.

Georges Rech confirmed that Grand Duchess Maria Teresa wore one of their dresses on June 4th when she and Grand Duke Henri hosted an institutional dinner for the Chamber of Deputies (With thanks to Sarah for the suggestion!) Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie wore a Georges Rech dress to the Te Deum on last year's National Day so it seems the brand is slowly making its way to their closets.
Photo: Cour grand-ducale / Claude Piscitelli
Photo: Georges Rech
A photographer posted this photo of Princess Claire celebrating Princess Amalia's birthday and I recognized Claire's dress immediately. It is the same Zara dress Princess Sibilla wore while visiting an exhibition in Brussels a few months ago!

Photo: Anne Du Chastel

Photo: Zara
Another find for Princess Claire! Earlier this month, she and Prince Félix attended a wedding in Germany and she wore the dress she first wore at Prince Sébastien's Sandhurst graduation ceremony. It turns out this dress is from Ted Baker, one of Princess Claire's favorite brands.

Photo: Bunte

Photo: Cour grand-ducale / Lola Velasco

Photo: Ted Baker

On June 17th, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attended the ceremony commemorating 75 years of the last deportation train leaving Luxembourg. Maria Teresa wore another Yves Dooms custom-made outfit with her Prada pumps.

Photo: Cour grand-ducale / Claude Piscitelli

Photo: Lyst

On June 20th, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie visited a glass bowing workshop. Stéphanie wore an old UFO blazer with a printed top and her favorite Castaner wedges.

Photo: Cour grand-ducale / Luxpress

Photo: Castaner

Also on June 20th, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa were in Colmar-Berg to view a farmhouse renovation. Maria Teresa wore her Etro pants with a new printed tote bag.

Photo: Cour Grand-Ducale

Photo: Lyst

Now, onto the National Day outfits! Last year, only the Grand Ducal couple and the Hereditary Grand Ducal couple attended which lowered the number of outfits we had to look for. This year - and to our great pleasure- the whole family attended so we have a lot to talk about!

On the day before the National Day, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa visited Larochette. Maria Teresa wore a Prada coat with Yves Dooms pants (confirmed by the Cour), her Sergio Rossi pumps and a Bottega Veneta clutch.

Photo: Guy Wolff / Luxemburger Wort /

Photo: Livingly
Photo: Farfetch

Photo: Bottega Veneta

She kept the same outfit for the torchlight parade in the evening except for the shoes as she wore the Prada pumps she first wore during the State Visit from The Netherlands last month.

Photo: Cour grand-ducale / Claude Piscitelli

Photo: Prada

Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie visited Esch-sur-Alzette in the afternoon. Stéphanie wore an old coat that was first worn by Princess Alexandra. As you can see here, the front and the back of the coat have the same design which makes the whole coat very weird in my opinion.

Photo: SIP / Emmanuel Claude
At the torchlight parade, Princess Claire wore an all-black outfit and the lack of good photos makes it very hard to ID her outfit. I believe her trousers might be from Zara but it is impossible to confirm.

Photo: Zara
Princess Alexandra also wore a black outfit but she added a colorful, printed jacket and nude sandals to break it up. I sadly have no IDs yet for the jacket and the sandals but she wore a Chanel bag.

Photo: Lyst

For the official ceremony at the Philharmonie, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa decided to recycle an outfit! It is indeed the third time she wore this Armani dress and jacket since 2014. This time, she added an Armani clutch with her Prada pumps.

Photo: Cour grand-ducale / Claude Piscitelli
Photo: Armani

Photo: Lyst

Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie wore a new white dress with a new embellished clutch and her grey Natan pumps. We have spent hours looking for this dress but so far we haven't been able to find it but I think it was a very good choice for Stéphanie!

Photo: Cour grand-ducale / Claude Piscitelli
Photo: Natan
Princess Claire decided to wear the Vilshenko dress she first wore the last time she attended the National Day celebrations in 2016 with new pumps. I believe they could be from Sergio Rossi (picutred below in a different color) but this can't be confirmed without better photos of the shoes.
Photo: Cour grand-ducale / Claude Piscitelli
Photo: ModaOperandi

Photo: Lyst

Princess Alexandra wore a new polka dot dress by Sézane (with thanks to Royal Fashion Blog for the find!) with nude pumps and her gold Dior clutch.

Photo: Cour grand-ducale / Claude Piscitelli

Photo: Sézane

Photo: Dior

For the Te Deum, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa added an Armani fascinator to her outfit and changed clutch and jewels while Princess Claire and Princess Alexandra only added a flower hairpiece to their outfits.
Photo: Cour grand-ducale / Claude Piscitelli
Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie decided to change her outfit completely. She wore a new dress with a green Jimmy Choo bag and old pumps. Her hat is new and it was made by Sylvia Martinez for Les Folies Bibis.
Photo: Jimmy Choo

Photo: Sylvia Martinez

The most exciting part of the National Day celebrations was the evening gala dinner of course with new gowns for everyone!

Photo: Cour grand-ducale / Claude Piscitelli

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa wore a new navy blue cape gown by Elie Saab with an embellished neckline. I thought both the design and the color were a great choice for the Grand Duchess.

Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie wore a new gown but sadly we still haven't been able to find it. I'm happy it wasn't a repeat from one of Grand Duchess Maria Teresa's gowns though as I usually don't find these repeats successful.

Princess Claire looked stunning wearing an off the shoulder white gown by Alexander McQueen. It was great to see her in a gown and a tiara after so long. Let's hope she and Prince Félix will attend next year's National Day celebrations!

Photo: Farfetch

Princess Alexandra followed her mother's fashion footsteps and wore a colorful Elie Saab gown. I thought this was a very nice choice for Alexandra although I don't like the shawl.

Photo: ModaOperandi

What did you think of this year's National Day fashion? What is your favorite outfit? Don't hesitate to share your opinions!

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