Online Event: Dialogues on the Art of Arab Fashion: Fit for a Queen

2 February '21 at 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Queen Sirikit, Queen Mother of Thailand, is considered to be one of the most beautiful, stylish, and best-dressed women in the world. In this conversation with Dr Reem el Mutwalli, fashion historian, Melissa Leventon, author of Fit for a Queen, will discuss her book paying tribute to the wardrobe created by French designer Pierre Balmain for the Queen’s royal visit to USA and Europe in 1960. She will discuss the collection, now housed at the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles in Bangkok, the design process, details about the individual designs, and the public’s reaction to the wardrobe.




The Zay Initiative

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