Saturday, 15 April 2017

VOGUE Arabia | launch party highlights

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A new edition of Vogue. This does not happen often. Vogue Arabia is the 22nd international edition of the publication and in this civic climate it grabbed my attention. It's a politically charged moment for a debut, with the entire world observing the chaos of Trump's immigration ban. So much anti-Muslim rhetoric!

The setting for the festivities pictured was the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar. It brought out the usual untouchable crew; iconic model, Naomi Campbell and singer, Lauryn Hill. Also taking in the festivities, presided over by Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz, were Jonathan Newhouse, Xavier Romatet, Angelica Cheung and Suzy Menkes. Bright young 'girl of the moment', Sofia Richie also fell right into place. Like all good things though, the party eventually had to end—but not before a wicked performance from Hill.

I mentioned PRINCESS Deena, the inaugural editor-in-chief of Vogue Arabia appointed last July. Bonafide royalty. Issues around her vacating the role after only two issues can be googled, I have no desire for the details. What I do know is that her epic red gown was divine. TH