Queen Letizia premiers feathered Pertegaz pant suit for the Princess of Girona Foundation Awards
The Spanish Royal family attended the 10th anniversary of the Princess of Girona Foundation Awards ceremony, held at the Palacio de Congresos de Cataluña in Barcelona.
The awards recognises individuals between the ages of 16-35 who have shown outstanding achievement and drive in areas such as scientific research, artistic creativity, and entrepreneurship.
Following her 14th birthday on the 31st October, Leonor, Princess of Asturias and Girona marked her debut at the awards, which bears her title. Giving her first speech at the ceremony, she addressed the audience in Spanish, Catalan and English!
After the ceremony, Their Majesties hosted a dinner for the winners and the Advisory Council of the Princess of Girona Foundation.
Queen Letizia stepped out in a new creation by Spanish heritage brand Pertegaz.
Her Majesty sported the designer's black feather & rhinestones blazer (€890), and cropped cigarette pants. The separates are from the Fall/Winter 2019/2020 collection. The classic pant suit is enhanced with luxurious ostrich feathers and strings of rhinestones on the arms of the single breasted blazer.
This suit is the second design Queen Letizia has added to her closet in a matter of weeks from the Pertegaz fashion house who created her wedding dress. You may recall she wore a silver Pertegaz pussy bow dress during the Princess of Asturias Awards last month.
Queen Letizia accessorised the pant suit with her black Magrit 'Mary' satin clutch and black Manolo Blahnik snakeskin pumps with custom rubber platform sole.
She topped off the look with the dazzling Joyas de Pasar diamond chanton earrings.
6/11/2019 07:31:53 pm
Leonor's speech was terrific!! In Català, Castellano (Spanish does not exist, it would be as saying British, in Spain another three languages are cooficial and they are Spanish too) English and Arabian ( as one of the awarded speaks that language.)
10/11/2019 06:17:21 am
Of course Spanish exists. Please check with the RAE (Spanish Royal Academy), according to them Castellano and Spanish are both correct and they recommend we rather use Spanish. I think they are the expert in this matter. And try to ask someone from Latin America what language they speak.
10/11/2019 10:30:55 am
Our Constitution says it is castellano Article 3, Spanish Constitution.
10/11/2019 10:44:25 am
In Latin América they know that the language is called castellano, from the kingdom of Castilla. I live in Argentina, and here there are a lot of Basques, Asturians, Catalans...who keep their languages, Spanish too.....The Constitution recomnend that way....and that's the law.
10/11/2019 08:09:37 pm
I wasn't referring to what the Spanish Constitution says, but to the fact you mentioned Spanish language doesn't exist and compared it to British. Despite what the Constitution says about the use of languages in Spain, the fact is that according to RAE Spanish does exist and it would be confusing to state the opposite, more when we are on an international forum. Probably Spanish newspapers wrote that Leonor's speech was in castellano, English and catalan and international newspapers wrote that her speech was in Spanish, English and Catala and they are both being correct.
10/11/2019 10:47:35 pm
Hi all, may we please keep the topic to fashion. I will no longer publish comments on this topic. Thank you for your understanding x
6/11/2019 11:36:40 pm
I'm shocked to see a new piece from Pertegaz after October's revival of the brand in the Queen's wardrobe. Letizia has a few tuxedo-inspired suits/jumpsuits/dresses, this is an opulent take on the sleek style she favors. Elegant lines of the suit allow the eye to focus solely on the extravagance of the sleeves, which are relatively subtle against the backdrop of dark suits behind her. It’s the jet rhinestones that glisten against the black. The set is surprisingly feminine with the deep V of the satin lapels, whimsical detailing and cropped trousers, which stop the suit from appearing overly heavy with the flash of skin at the ankle. It's a shame that a pair of fabulous shoes wasn't showcased. The Manolo Blahnik pumps work far more successfully here than they did with The 2nd Skin Co outfit. They keep the styling clean, not competing against the lavish ostrich feathers or majestic jewels. However, I may have preferred a smaller choice of diamond earrings (if the Joyas de Pasar diamond chanton earrings looked too much) and a dressier shoe: for example, the Spanish designer's Hangisi pumps which would have echoed the glittering abundance of stones on the jacket.
7/11/2019 01:17:50 pm
Thanks for highlighting the use of rhinestones, I was having trouble picking them out! They are artfully done and lift the feathering detail into another realm, of which I approve. I enjoyed the black snakeskin pumps, a quiet touch of texture without anything over-the-top while still reflecting the excitement of feathers and rhinestones. The Joyas de Pasar earrings also worked for me in that same context, evidently my taste is more showy than your ever elegant preferences ;-)
7/11/2019 01:16:49 am
The tuxedo style suit is fabulous. But I would have preferred a contrasting camisole or top inside instead of monochrome black.
7/11/2019 02:23:32 am
Ooooh, love this suit. Those feathers. Anytime QL wears feathers. I'm on board! Modern, hip and oh so chic. Those earrings wow! Gorgeous. Clutch I like. Not so thrilled with the shoes. Do not like the pattern on them.
7/11/2019 10:35:09 am
Sorry, the feathers are losers for me. Very contrived and theatrical. I too would have preferred a white cami underneath instead of the black. Earrings are very dramatic but maybe a little emphatic. I wish she'd wear a necklace once in a while. The girls look lovely and poised as always.
7/11/2019 01:10:48 pm
I was none too sure at first about the feathers on this otherwise sharp Pertegaz pantsuit. I thought perhaps they were too cautious and might be a feature best used with extravagance in a disco setting by someone more unorthodox, rather than a minor outcrop on classic formal wear. But I've come down in favour of seeing it as elan and chic, enough, but not too much, and preserving Letizia's credentials for taking fashion risks. I love seeing the two girls in differing styles, I think Sofia looks as if she too might have some considerable panache while Eleanor is playing safe while stepping into the sober monarchical role.
7/11/2019 07:04:02 pm
Sorry Bertie, but the Princess name is Leonor.........Eleanor must be in other country, I think in Sweden, Madeleine's daughter.
8/11/2019 10:13:35 pm
I correct myself, in Sweden is Leonore (with a final "e"). I do not know how to read in Swedish.
10/11/2019 11:02:44 pm
Sorry Simone, my mistake, useless memory!
8/11/2019 11:29:03 am
Crown Princess Leonor's speech was fabulous. She is outstanding! The Queen looked divine, so classy. Different, could be a tad over the top for some, but I love this look. Modern, chic and so elegant. Diamonds earrings are stunning. The clutch and shoes look great. A wonderful event and terrific to see recognition for such important topics, especially in this age group, very encouraging for others.
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