Latest entrant into glamorous world of London's fashion boutiques is Princess Dina of Jordan. Today?
Latest entrant into glamorous world of London's fashion boutiques is Princess Dina of Jordan. Today (Monday), she opened her own boutique, called Arabesque, in fashionable Belgravia. The collection of Arab-style clothes and jewellery was later previewed at a nearby hotel -- many of the creations designed by the Princess herself.
Besides bringing Arab fashions to town, the new boutique has another important difference. All the lines are being sold for the benefit of Arab refugee children. The Princess, former wife of King Hussein of Jordan, is now married to a leader of the AL Fatah guerrilla movement.
SYNOPSIS: A hotel in London's fashionable Belgravia is an appropriate place for showing off the latest line in exotic boutique fashions.
Princess Dina of Jordan -- here with a designer -- had just opened her own boutique nearby.
The name of the boutique is Arabesque -- and that's also the name of this eye-catching dress with he plunge neckline.
All the clothes in the boutique's range are the personal choice of Princess Dina. Some she has designed herself, others show updated styling of traditional Arab fashions. The range even offers a few unisex items which men can wear as well.
This model, Fatima, is inspired by traditional Tunisian designs. Princess Dina's new boutique brings another innovation to the London fashion scene. The profits will go to help Arab refugee children from the west bank of the River Jordan. The Princess, former wife of King Hussein of Jordan, is now married to a leader of the AL Fatah guerrilla movement. This dress is even named after hijacker Leila Khaled.
Red Admiral is a traditional chiffon butterfly dress. The Princess has already raised sufficient funds to set up two tent schools in refugee camps.
Here's a silk tunic and hot pants outfit. The Princess says she will be constantly renewing the collection during personal buying trips.
Finally, a wedding outfit. Prices at the new boutique range from five pounds sterling for head-scarves and jewellery up to two-hundred pounds for exotic items. But, says Princess Dina, it's for excellent cause.