INFANTA SOFIA'S OUTFIT:
Queen Letizia premiers black taffeta dress for the 2021 Princess of Asturias Awards
The King and Queen of Spain accompanied by their daughters Leonor, Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia, presided over the 2021 Princess of Asturias Awards held at the Campoamor Theater in Oviedo.
Upon arrival they followed the tradition of walking the blue carpet with Queen Sofia.
The Awards recognize the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian work carried out at an international level by individuals, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions. They are granted in eight categories: the Arts, Literature, Social Sciences, Communication and Humanities, Technical and Scientific Research, International Cooperation, Concord and Sports.
15-year-old Leonor, Princess of Asturias addressed the attendees during the awards ceremony which bears her title.
The Awards Ceremony is considered one of the most important cultural events on the international calendar. Throughout their history, the Awards have received recognition from a variety of sources, such as the UNESCO declaration in 2004 acknowledging their extraordinary contribution to the cultural heritage of humanity. You can watch the full ceremony via YouTube:
This event is one of the most anticipated on the Spanish royal calendar and we are always excited to see what Her Majesty will premier for this annual gala.
Tonight she opted for a 1950's inspired midi dress by The 2nd Skin Co. The black taffeta dress features a voluminous skirt topped with bows of the same fabric. The sleeveless dress is part of the label's Spring/Summer 2022 "Magna Magnolia" collection.
Letizia added a black skinny leather belt to help define the waist, and she kept the look monochromatic with her Manolo Blahnik snakeskin embossed pumps, and Bottega Veneta 'Knot' clutch.
Completing the look were the joyas de pasar diamond chanton earrings, and two stacked diamond bracelets also from the collection of jewels designated by Queen Ena in her Will for the select use of Spanish queens.
PRINCESS LEONOR'S OUTFIT:
Princess Leonor debuted a Bgo & Me dress and black Carolina Herrera pumps.
INFANTA SOFIA'S OUTFIT:
Infanta Sofia wore a black Felipe Varela embellished top that belongs to her mother with a soft pink Psophia skirt) and her black Carolina Herrera lace flats.
26/10/2021 01:26:16 pm
I don't care for Letizia's dress. The taffeta is so very stiff and the extremely full, long skirt absolutely drowns the Queen in fabric. The bows add nothing other than clutter. The leather belt, snakeskin shoes and the clutch look too business-like to go with taffeta. The only thing that catches my eye are the beautiful diamond bracelets. These last few days I have liked the outfits of the two young princesses, much more than the clothes worn by their mother.
26/10/2021 07:10:34 pm
From afar, the outline of the dress has presence and drama. It's reminiscent of Dior's 'New Look' with its cinched-in waist and full skirt. A silhouette that celebrates femininity and grandeur. Up close, the dress doesn't compare to others we have seen at the Princess of Asturias Awards. I commend the use of taffeta. The skirt is airy during motion, but the construction is relatively simple and the bows lack sophistication. In some photographs, the bodice looks tight across the bust, which may be caused by Letizia's perfect posture (her shoulders are pulled back). A pair of black Manolo Blahnik 'Hangisi' pumps (or similar) would be a valuable addition to Letizia's evening wardrobe. The snakeskin pumps are worn for mixed events, and no longer appear special. For me, the strongest ensemble over the three days was the stunning olive green dress worn at the Concert.
26/10/2021 10:45:12 pm
This dress would look so much better without those big bows on the skirt. I think bows are more suitable for children's clothes. Metallic accessories may have provided some contrast rather than black shoes and purse. Otherwise the dress is kind of boring and the belt looks odd for an evening gown. So far the outfits worn by Letizia at this years POA events have been underwhelming which is surprising because she is usually dazzling.
26/10/2021 11:39:23 pm
As you said, It is the Princess of Asturias (events) who is the most important person here, she turns 16 in some days...
27/10/2021 12:11:53 am
Love Sofia's outfit. I love that she took one of her mother's tops and paired it with the skirt and shoes to make a ballet-inspired look. We may have a budding fashionista!
27/10/2021 05:20:58 am
This dress is just OK. It reminds me very much of Princess Diana's wedding dress, both the bows and the volume and stiffness of the lower half. HM always is beautiful, but this dress is not.
27/10/2021 07:42:36 am
I think this is a wonderful dress from The Second Skin Co. It encompasses everything of elegance and dignity that could be asked of any royal outfit, the midi length is very sober, while demonstrating chic and panache in the fullness of the skirt topped off by the delightful bows. Letizia takes centre stage with ease.
28/10/2021 06:25:48 pm
Speaking about the height of the grls, It is not related to level them out, if not with the age. Sofía is only 14 years old, no time to wear heels yet. Leonor is 16 in a few days as tall as Letizia, 1,70 , however Sofía is more similar to the Borbons, her aunts are 1,80 and her father 1,97. At 14 she must be 1,74-1,75 already...
Apt descriptions Bertie. It is not secret that the Queen debuts something artistic with flair that is eye catching for this occasion. This is the first time that she has worn commercially produced fashion. This is not much different from the Varela worn in 2015 perhaps with the shades of black and grey in the skirts and a gorgeous string of pearls. In spite of the bows and a bit of sagging of the underpinnings, the dress had presence.
27/10/2021 09:00:14 am
Unusually for me, I love this gown. It has the auro of resplendence, watching the dress on movement (saw a clip somewhere) it commanded attention. The full skirt, she carries off beautifully,. The bows are a miss for me, but I dont mind the belt and loved the colour of accessories. Adore the 2 Queen Ena stacked diamond bracelets, simply divine. The joyas de pasar diamond earrings, are on my favourites list, gorgeous diamond earrings, with luminous sparkle power.
27/10/2021 10:07:54 am
Thank you so much for highlighting the bling, I managed to sail clean past it! The bracelets and earrings are all superior pieces and really make the outfit, and complement the drama of the dress. Quality sparkle 🤩
27/10/2021 02:07:18 pm
Your welcome Bertie. I will probably disgrace myself totally by admitting that I zeroed in on the Bling, before I took a look at the gown. These two pieces I love. I can only imagine what they look like in the flesh, mesmerizing !.
28/10/2021 10:27:10 am
Looks like we make a team, if I stick to fabric and you to gems 😅
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