Tuesday, December 25, 2007

How They Wear It: Princess Firyal of Jordan

Princess Firyal of Jordan is originally Palestinian. Her title comes from her marriage to the brother of the late King Hussein of Jordan. Over the years she has gained a reputation as one of the most glamorous and best-dressed couture customers on the international social scene. Long known as a hostess in London and Paris (where she maintains homes) she currently lives in New York. An ardent fundraiser who has assisted in a wide variety of Educational and Cultural programs in Jordan and abroad, the Princess is also a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. In October 1999, she became a member of the International Committee of the "Musses des Arts Decoratifs" in Paris, as well as a seat on the Chairman's Council of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

She was a loyal customer at Balmain during Oscar de la Renta’s tenure at the House. Today she is a client at Chanel, Gaultier Paris, and Valentino.

Clockwise: In Yves Saint Laurent haute couture, Spring 1986; In Chanel couture, Spring 2004; In Gaultier Paris, Fall 2005; In Balmain couture, Fall 2001; Wearing Gaultier Paris, Fall 2005.

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