Queen Letizia debuts local Basque designer for inauguration of the Victims of Terrorism Memorial Centre
The King and Queen of Spain travelled to northern Spain today to attend the inauguration of the Memorial Center for the Victims of Terrorism in Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital of the Basque Autonomous Community.
At the Memorial Centre, Their Majesties watched 'The Aurresku Of Honor' (the most elegant and solemn dance performed in the Basque Country), which was followed by the unveiling of the commemorative plaque of the inauguration. Afterwards, the King and Queen received a guided tour of the permanent exhibition at the Centre.
In the assembly hall, Their Majesties attended the inauguration ceremony for the Memorial Centre for the Victims of Terrorism, which began with a minute of silence and interventions from the president of the Foundation, Tomás Caballero and King Felipe VI. To conclude, the King and Queen signed the Book of Honour and held a meeting with attendees.
The Memorial Centre for the Victims of Terrorism reflects the history of terrorism in Spain. It aims to preserve and disseminate the democratic and ethical values embodied by the victims of terrorism, build the collective memory of the victims, and raise awareness among the population as a whole for the defence of freedom and human rights.
Queen Letizia premiered a black shirt dress from a brand we have not seen her wear before. She sported the 'Drago' dress by Basque-based brand Leyre Doueil. The local label prides itself on offering fashionable womenswear that respects the manufacturing processes and only engages small artisan workshops in Bilbao, Spain to produce its limited collections.
The €295 'Drago' dress has an abundance of design features including a pointed collar, ruffled elbow sleeve, coconut button front, asymmetric flounce hem, contrast seam details, self-tie belt, sides pockets, and fringe trimmings .
Letizia carried her Hugo Boss Bespoke T. Handle M bag.
On her feet were the black Carolina Herrera suede slingback pumps.