Stripes

Queen Rania to Princess Diana: 34 Times Fashion-Forward Royals Made a Case for Stripes

Queen Rania to Princess Diana: 34 Times Fashion-Forward Royals Made a Case for Stripes

The trusted stripe has long been a style staple. Coco Chanel’s early confections of nautical chic often favored the effortless elegance of a Breton stripe, Jean Paul Gaultier continues to be inspired by the striped uniforms of sailors which serve as an emblem of his label, and American designer Tommy Hilfiger still pledges patriotic allegiance in his collections adorned with stars and stripes each season.
It’s no surprise then, that our favorite European royals have been known to don the tried-and-tested print on glamorous outings and VIP events. From Diana, Princess of Wales’s impeccable 1980s skirt suits, to Princess Alexandra of Hanover resplendent in Giambattista Valli haute couture at this year’s Rose Ball in Monaco, these sovereign superstars make a strong case for looking fine in straight lines.
Diana, Princess of Wales with Prince Charles at Royal Ascot, 1987
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The Duchess of Cambridge during her visit to the 1851 Trust and the Great Britain SailGP Team, 2022

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Queen Rania at Al Husseiniya Palace, 2018
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Sarah, Duchess of York at Royal Ascot, 1989
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Paris Hilton, Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Nicky Hilton at New York Fashion Week, 2018
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Ben-Sylvester Strautmann and Princess Alexandra of Hanover at the Rose Ball, 2022
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Diana, Princess of Wales with Prince Charles in Australia, 1983
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Queen Letizia of Spain with Queen Rania of Jordan visit the Molecular Biology Centre at the Universidad Autonoma, 2015
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Diana, Princess of Wales, 1991
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The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, at Wimbledon, 2018
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Sarah, Duchess of York with Princess Eugenie, 1994
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Queen Rania at Rania Teacher Academy in Amman, 2017
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Diana, Princess of Wales in Lambeth, 1991
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The Duchess of Cambridge launches the King’s Cup Regatta at Cutty Sark, Greenwich, 2019
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Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Variety Performance, 2012
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Queen Rania at the MIT Solve Challenge Finals in New York
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Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece at New York Fashion Week, 2020
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Princess Camilla and Prince Carlo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies at the wedding of Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco, 2011
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Diana, Princess of Wales in Italy, 1985
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Queen Rania at Design Institute of Amman, 2017
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Andrea Casiraghi, India Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo at the Monaco National Day, 2016
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The Countess of Wessex visits the Sir Ken Dodd Happiness Hall, 2022
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Beatrice Borromeo arrives at the Monaco National Day celebrations, 2019
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Queen Rania at the Queen Rania Family & Child Center, 2017
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Diana, Princess of Wales at a polo match at Windsor Great Park, 1981
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Princess Martha Louise of Norway and her late husband Ari Behns at the wedding of Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark and Mary Donaldson, 2004
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The Countess of Wessex with Princess Beatrice at Royal Ascot, 2009
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HH King Abdullah II of Jordan with Queen Rania in Washington, 2018
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The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles at Royal Ascot, 2009
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Princess Beatrice at Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee at St Paul’s Cathedral, 2012
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Prince Charles, Diana, Princess of Wales at a lunch hosted by the President of Italy, Sandro Pertini, 1985
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Pierre Casiraghi and his wife Beatrice Borromeo at Venice Film Festival, 2017
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Queen Letizia of Spain visits Mallorca, 2021
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Tatiana Santo Domingo and Charlotte Olympia Dellal at Mark’s Club, 2019
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Originally published in Tatler.com

Stripe It Up: The New Spring/Summer 2022 Trend That Has Everyone’s Attention

Stripe It Up: The New Spring/Summer 2022 Trend That Has Everyone’s Attention

Brandon Maxwell. Photo: Vogue Runway
Rebellious and emblematic, stripes come with a lot of connotations, but that has never stopped designers from using the classic print. Well known for his explicit and humorous designs, Jean Paul Gautier was one of the first designers to work with the famous blue and white Breton stripes in his sailor-inspired collection during back in the ’90s, and there’s been no looking back since.
This season, fashion decided to shake things up with stripes once again, proving that you can never have too much of a good thing. Scrolling through the spring/summer 2022 collections, we noticed that the famed print was dominating the runway once again. Stripes were the main attraction for several designers, and they didn’t hold back, playing with different colors, textures, and sizes for maximum impact.
Caroline Herrera. Photo: Vogue Runway
Instead of the trademark blue and white, Brandon Maxwell sent thick green and orange stripes out on his runway, while Carolina Herrera switched things up by rendering the lines vertically, keeping her gown simple, yet impactful in a palette of black and white. Likewise, we spotted Balmain nailing the same theme by draping an oversized piece as a summer-ready dress. On the other hand, Saint Laurent decided to go extremely traditional with a basic buttoned-up shirt with front pockets on both sides.
Balmain. Photo: Vogue Runway
This season, Armani also had its go at stripes with a maxi dress in red and blue. Other brands such as Chanel, Christian Siriano and Chloe chose unexpected effects to experiment with the pattern. While Chanel shook basic stripes up and went with zig-zags instead, Chloe presented a fringed multicolored dress and Christian Siriano varied the stripes between horizontal and vertical.
Chanel. Photo: Vogue Runway
There is no limit to what one can do with a striped pattern, and these designers, without a doubt, proved it on the runway. Take a look at some of their coolest renditions from the season.
Chloe. Photo: Vogue Runway

Emporio Armani. Photo: Vogue Runway
Saint Laurent. Photo: Vogue Runway
Christian Siriano. Photo: Vogue Runway

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