Queen Elizabeth II makes first visit to London Fashion Week

Britain's Queen Elizabeth sits next to fashion editor Anna Wintour, right, and Caroline Rush, chief executive of the British Fashion Council (BFC) as they view Richard Quinn's runway show at London Fashion Week. (AP)
Updated 20 February 2018
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Queen Elizabeth II makes first visit to London Fashion Week

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II has made her first visit to London Fashion Week to present an award recognizing British design excellence.
The 91-year-old monarch gave out the first Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design on Tuesday to London-born Richard Quinn.
She sat next to American Vogue chief editor Anna Wintour in the front row.
The queen wore an Angela Kelly duck egg blue tweed dress and jacket detailed with tiny Swarovski crystals.
She also toured showrooms before presenting the award on the final day of fashion week.
Quinn established his label in 2016 after studying fashion at Central Saint Martins and has been widely recognized as one of Britain’s talented young designers


The Six: Arab beauty queens show off national costumes at the Miss Universe show

Miss Egypt, Nariman Khaled, on stage at the 2018 Miss Universe contest. (AFP)
Updated 13 December 2018
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The Six: Arab beauty queens show off national costumes at the Miss Universe show

DUBAI: On Monday night, the only two Miss Universe contestants from the Middle East took to the stage in Thailand to take part in the national costume show, where contestants pay sartorial tribute to their homeland. We take a look at six beauty queens from Lebanon and Egypt who have represented their country throughout the years.

Nariman Khaled
Miss Egypt walked the stage at the 2018 Miss Universe national costume presentation in Thailand’s Chonburi province wearing a stunning gold-and-turquoise ensemble.

Maya Reaidy
Miss Lebanon 2018 chose to represent her homeland by paying tribute to the cedar tree — traditionally associated with the Levantine country.

Lara Debbane
Miss Egypt took part in the national costume show wearing an elaborate turquoise-and-silver headpiece at the 63rd Miss Universe pageant in Miami in 2015.

Saly Greige
In 2015, Miss Lebanon wowed crowds in Miami wearing a hot pink kaftan with embroidery on the neckline.

Donia Hamed
Miss Egypt 2010 posed with a scepter in hand at that year’s Miss Universe competition in Las Vegas.

Nadine Njeim
Miss Lebanon 2005 also paid tribute to the cedar tree at that year’s competition in Bangkok. She took to the stage in a floaty gold bodysuit with sequin embellishments and a tree-shaped headpiece.