The King and Queen of Spain along with the MAEC, the CEOE, the Spanish Chamber of Commerce and the Forum of Renowned Spanish Brands, attended the launch of 'Spain For Sure' campaign at Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid.
The aim of the campaign is to remind the world that values such as effort, resilience, reliability and security remain and will continue to, despite the impact of the pandemic. Spain is a country that you can trust, a country that you can believe in, a safe country.
The campaign includes high profile Spaniards who higlight these values, among those are; Rafa Nadal, Pau Gasol, José Andrés, Isabel Coixet, Fernando Alonso, Ana Botín, María Blasco, Sara Baras, Ferrán Adriá, Andrés Iniesta, Edurne Pasabán, Valentín Fuster, the Roca brothers, Carolina Marín and Teresa Perales. The Museo Nacional del Prado was chosen for the presentation, as it is one of the internationally recognised symbols of Spanish culture.
19/6/2020 08:42:25 pm
Letizia adds another lovely red dress to her already vast collection. This one features long sleeves with self covered buttons (I think), a scoop neckline and maxi length. The one on the model looks like it has an elasticized waistband that is not apparent on Letizia since she created a 'blouson' effect. Either way we need this splash of colour as we approach summer.
20/6/2020 03:41:10 am
It's very cheering to see Letizia looking like her old regal self!
20/6/2020 03:40:05 am
Fantastic to see Letizia at a person-to-person engagement and stepping out in full colour. I think the Massimo Dutti dress is just great and spot-on for promoting Spain as open to tourists once more.
21/6/2020 12:57:52 am
I did see some other pictures of the dress and was dismayed how 'clingy' is was on Letizia's legs. It was not a good look. I wonder if a slip or the addition of a lining would help alleviate that problem.
22/6/2020 10:51:53 pm
I agree that the way it clings on Queen Letizia is not flattering at all. In the photograph taken outside it clings so much that it looks like culottes. I agree with Bertie's post below that her natural grace keeps the look from being a disaster.
20/6/2020 04:09:44 am
I like this look very much! Simple, breezy and and nice to wear red from top to toe.
20/6/2020 09:30:17 am
Another lovely splash of colour. Red always looks superb on the Queen, she wears it well. The button detailing on the sleeves I love. The scooped neckline is very becoming, soft looking. The waist I prefer without the elasticized band, it seems the Queen is wearing, a bit hard to tell from the photo though. The red sling back pumps perfect choice, beautiful shoes, combined with the clutch perfect finishing touch. Earrings look nice, but bit hard to see from this photo. .
21/6/2020 07:01:42 am
Apologies in advance for my negativity, I see that all of the comments are positive. I hope that I don't bring down the tone. The photographs from this event were pixelated, so I appreciate that the ensemble may have presented better in person. Design-wise this dress reminds me of Victoria Beckham's aesthetic, a relaxed silhouette, artful drapery, soft silk and bold colour. Sadly the resemblances stop there. I'm afraid that the quality of the fabric is so poor that it destroys the entire look. If this garment had been more refined and made in lined silk crepe de chine (not possible at this price point) it could have been a truly elegant piece, that hung and moved beautifully. The transition between blouse and skirt is crude, there is no fluidity to the skirt which clings to the legs. Also, the folds from the waist down appear limp and messy. The blouse needed to skim the torso and the skirt is missing flight for a fit-and-flare silhouette. For me, there is a glaring disconnect between their Majesties attire. King Felipe is clearly wearing a tailor-made suit, Queen Letizia has many gorgeous red pieces in her wardrobe, I would have preferred a repeat (which would have made no difference to sales as this is an old-style from Massimo Dutti). There are many wonderful items to be found on the high street and this piece undermines it, which is a shame following the fantastic blue knitted dress and gold pleated skirt worn recently, also by MD.
22/6/2020 05:39:44 am
Thanks for such a comprehensive critique. I'm wary of coming out clearly against something in case of starting a pile-on, though we don't get that kind of negativity here, thankfully. I completely agree with you that the dress is completely let down by the fabric, it can be so hard to know how any one synthetic is going to work, and it can vary from wearer to wearer. Even so, Letizia's styling of it seems odd, having made her blouse quite so full at the waist. I half wondered if she hoped to offset weight loss. Sandy, above, wondered if a slip might have helped with the hang of the skirt, but I've often found in serious cases that even that doesn't help, most slips themselves being synthetic. I agree that the original is elegant enough in conception, and I think Letizia's natural grace preserves her from disaster, but it is a shame that this is one high street buy that didn't make the grade.
22/6/2020 11:20:10 pm
Hi Bertie and Sandy, I also wondered about lining and a slip. I've tried to investigate and believe that the dress is lined. In regard to a slip, I worry that it would course further static, and where the layers of fabric are so fine, we may see the unsightly outline of a slip through the dress. Sadly, I don't think there's much that can be done to save this garment.
23/6/2020 05:21:38 am
Ladies, we used to have a product in Canada for what we called "static cling". for clothes. You would just spray it on the fabric and that clinging effect would magically smooth itself out. I don't know if they still sell it here. But that is what might save this dress.
24/6/2020 08:07:18 am
Hi Sandy, I didn't know that such a product existed! I've just checked and we sell versions of it in the UK too, it has excellent reviews! This would have certainly improved the presentation of the dress.
24/6/2020 09:29:50 am
It simply goes by the name "Anti Static Spray" in Australia. It's a godsend for my clingy dresses!
24/6/2020 11:37:11 pm
If I recall correctly it was called "Static-Guard' here. Glad to hear they still sell it. It's a blessing for static cling caused by electrical charges that some fabric attracts. This sometimes occur with hair too. Not sure what to do about that.
21/6/2020 08:44:33 am
What a lovely look and after so many weeks of sombre colours it is great to see this splash or red. I do prefer the waistline on the model over the blouson effect that Letizia created. Although some people like the shoes and purse to be a contrast to a dress, I absolute love it when they are all in the same colour.
21/6/2020 01:30:16 pm
Lovely in red.
21/6/2020 06:28:06 pm
In Spain it is mandatory for everybody to wear a mask when you can't keep the distance, so they are not "an example" , if not following the rules, the fines are 600 euros, the same as in Germany.
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