HHaute Couture Week is underway in Paris, and celebrities are flocking here in droves.
When Dior held its show on Monday evening, Queen Sonja (86 years old) appeared with her granddaughter, Lea Isadora Behn (18 years old).
The Queen sat just a few seats away from superstar Rihanna, who was dressed head-to-toe in Dior for the occasion.
Queen Sonja also wore a jacket from the luxury French fashion house. She has worn it on several occasions in the past.
Leah had borrowed her grandmother's bag, which was from the Miss Dior brand, while Queen Sonja surprisingly chose a classic bag from the fashion house Chanel.
– Aside from the fact that Chanel is one of the world's leading luxury fashion houses, it is unusual for you to choose a brand other than the one you are set to see. Maybe especially when you're sitting in the front row. Let's not forget that Chanel is, at the end of the day, Dior's archrival, no matter how you look at it, says Ida Elise Ede Inarsdottir, fashion editor at KK, who was herself in Paris for Haute Couture Week on Monday.
– Having said that, Queen Sonja has an above average interest in fashion, so I'm sure she knows what she's doing.
The Queen's choice of bag also sparked interest on social media.
It was the Royal Fashion Police Instagram account, which writes about royal fashion, that noticed what the Queen and Leia were wearing.
In the comment box, someone wrote:
“Queen Sonja looks stunning, but I can't believe no one advised her not to wear Chanel to the Dior show.”
“I'm sure she knows her own fashion history. Maybe she was just using her royal privilege and decided to wear what she wanted to wear herself.”
Both the Queen and Leah are keen on fashion, and they seemed to be enjoying their time during the high-end fashion show held by the luxury French fashion house.
They were personally received by the most powerful man in the fashion industry, Bernard Arnault. He is the head of the luxury group LVMH, which owns, among other things, Dior, one of the richest groups in the world. By the way, the Queen sat next to him in the first row.
-The biggest stars sit in the front row. There are specially invited guests, friends of the house, stars, ambassadors, strangers and royalty. A good mix, in other words. A strong one Front row It sends a signal, and the images spread around the world,” says Einarsdottir.
She says the Queen and Leia will also meet Dior's creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri after the show on Monday.
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Some are surprised that the Queen appeared at the fashion show at all.
But according to Royal House She studied dress and suit tailoring at Oslo Vocational School after primary school, in addition to studying at a fashion school in Switzerland. The Queen is also known for her interest in fashion.
– It is no coincidence that Queen Sonja is called the Queen of Fashion. Not only does she have a background in fashion, but she also has a keen interest in the subject, says Einarsdóttir.
She thinks it's fun to see her front row in Paris, alongside the stars.
– We hope to see her also during Norwegian Fashion Week this fall, says the fashion editor, who was not surprised to see Lea in Paris.
Like her grandmother, Leah also has a clear interest in fashion. In this sense, it is not surprising to see her in Paris, but there is still something very special about Haute Couture Week and Dior. It is funny that she borrowed a Dior bag from her grandmother, while Sonia herself chose her arch rival, as she concludes her words.
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