Sheikha Mozah 'one of world's most stylish women'

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The wife of the Emir of Qatar, HH Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser,

The wife of the Emir of Qatar, HH Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser,

The wife of the Emir of Qatar, HH Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser, has been voted among the most stylish women in the world by US magazine Vanity Fair.

Sheikha Mozah, also the UNESCO special envoy for basic and higher education, joins HRH the Duchess of Cambridge, brother-in-law Prince Harry of Wales, fashion designer Stella McCartney and Charlotte Casiraghi, in the magazine’s International Best Dressed Women List for 2012.

See more pictures of Sheikha Mozah here.

It is not the first time the glossy magazine has included the Qatari royal in its annual list. Sheikha Mozah was first recognised on the highly-regarded sartorial poll back in 2009.

The Gulf-state’s First Lady is well known for her love of fashion. Her official wardrobe during a state visit to the UK in October 2010 prompted the British designer Julien Macdonald to declare her a style icon. “[She is] glamorous and sophisticated, the very epitome of a royal,” said the designer.

“Not since Jackie O has any first lady had such global resonance in terms of fashion,” he said.

“I would love to dress her. Her personal style is rich with power and confidence, yet retains a real femininity that many women aspire to,” he added.

The Qatari royal family has also been making its mark on the fashion  industry in recent years. The royal family last month snapped up the iconic Italian fashion house Valentino for an estimated €700m (US$857.46m). Mayhoola for Investments SPC acquired full ownership of Valentino Fashion Group from London-based private equity fund Permira and Italian textile entrepreneurs Marzotto.

Investment firm Qatar Holding acquired the luxury department store Harrods from Egyptian businessman Mohamed al-Fayed for GBP£1.5bn in May 2010.

See more pictures of Sheikha Mozah here.

The Vanity Fair list, which was first published in 1940, is considered one of the most influential in the fashion world.

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Posted by: Ahmed

Hussain Al Asfoor..SHUT UP! HH Sheikha Moza is the best inspiration for all arab women. she is a true leader. looks like you have no idea about any religion not only islam! go back to your dark cave and stay there..please.

Posted by: Husain AlAsfoor

Religion is the most important factor of life John. Without it there is no purpose in Life, their will be no morals and no values to stand by! But mos importantly the thankfullnes of the created to the creator, through worshipping him, which is the reason we are alive today!

This life is merely a testing stage of our eternal life, our soul moves from one lifetime to another! Today we are tested, by good and bad deeds, which define our future, after death!

But she cannot be called a devout Muslim, in Islam women dont go on TV to look good and act powerful!

The western culture only revolves around the lusts of life, lust for money, wo(men) and power. Which should not be the goal in one's earthly short 80 year lifetime, but the satisfaction of god is the goal in life, thrpugh prayers to him, working towards the development of society, by education and high-morals, to live a heaven in the afterworld.

May god enlighten your Life to him.

Posted by: Vicky

The reader has made a good point. By raking up religion (regardless of which one), you are highligting your baggage and lack of objectivity. A gifted leader in a fine example for any person, whether from M.East or from a specific religion. Lets encourage and promote people withouth brushing them up with our projections.

Posted by: Loucia Yousef Isaac

While we sit & count H.H Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser's wardrobe/fashion, the First Lady of Qatar is busy bridging experts/researchers, paving way for tolerance, cooperation, reviving the Arabic language, achieving Millennium Development Goals, adding practical value to the Alliance of Civilizations, sustaining cultures, lang, dialogue ,translating ideas into programs, supporting the creation of 1.5 million new jobs ahead of 2022 WorldCup & moving her country into a knowledge-based economy (QATAR_KBE), let alone education

And if we read between the lines, or listen as often as we should (as media and analysts), The First Lady never fails to talk about the problems of illiteracy, injustice & prejudice.

Eventually, when you are in such a svelte position & carry such a stamina, whatever you wear (by default or proxy) can become the greatest style and season?s biggest accessory. A must-have, open your eyes & go beyond fashion

Rgds:Assyrian-Armenian-Leb Reader

Posted by: john

Procan,

Why did you mention that she is a Muslim? What does religion has to do with the article here? Why do you people always bring religion up? It looks like you always want to make a point that Islam is good which shows no confidence in your religion.

Keep religion aside and away from your day to day life to be more modern and more productive.

Posted by: procan

Glad to here, Brains and Beauty wrapped in high fashion and still a devout Muslim and a role model for all Middle Eastern women.The GCC is more and more a reflection the Western World, we grow closer each day.

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