Suzy: Queen Sofia's Special Night...The Sophie Dahl Green Tea Diet...Kim Cattrall's Humble Abode

Celebrating with Queen Sofia of Spain…Queen Elizabeth’s party for the Bushes…A sticky wicket for Kate Moss and Jefferson Hack.

View Slideshow

Queen Sofia of Spain

Photo By WWD Staff

Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain, every inch what a Queen should be — regal, charming, gracious and smiling —was a lovely sight to see in a beautiful black lace Valentino sprinkled with black paillettes, when she was guest of honor at The Plaza for the 50th Annual Gold Medal Gala of the Spanish Institute, which now, in her honor, has been renamed the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute. It was a very black-tie night and the grandest night of all for the Spanish with Dr. Fernando Aleu, the chairman of the board of the Institute, hanging the 50th Anniversary commemorative medal around the Queen’s pretty neck. She pointed out the exact spot where she wanted him to hang it and the gallant Dr. Aleu said “I’ll try to be discreet.” Aleu also received the 2003 gold medal that night.

It was a sparkling crowd admiring the Queen, many of whom knew her well, and the ball gowns and jewels were all out in full force. Carolina Herrera, a former gold medalist recipient, wore an elegant black velvet dress to the floor — guess who designed it? — and elegant aquamarines and diamonds. Annette de la Renta, always the fashion plate, wore a silk dress the color of Spanish red wine and jewels to match. Emilia Fanjul was in a beautiful Oscar de la Renta black evening frock with a tiny waist, a full skirt and an elaborate diamond — well, OK, rhinestone — necklace embroidered on the bodice. It came with the dress. That Oscar!

Beatrice Santo Domingo, Carmen de Pinies, Veronica Hearst, Jane Marino, Cecile Zilkha, Doda Voridis, Evelyn Lauder, the super-chic Brazilian Mrs. Walther Moreira-Sales and Judy Taubman all wore black. “I guess I’m the only one not in black,” remarked one Nan Kempner, just off the plane from London and all-done-up in Donna Karan’s beige wool and rubber (would I exaggerate?) dress draped around her hips. Not quite. Inmaculada de Hapsburgo, the president of the Spanish Institute, shone in a one-shouldered iridescent brown taffeta with still another full skirt. Yes, the very plethora of full skirts out that night can only mean they’re in. How do you look in yours?
View Slideshow
Page:  Next »
load comments


Sign in using your Facebook or Twitter account, or simply type your comment below as a guest by entering your email and name. Your email address will not be shared. Please note that WWD reserves the right to remove profane, distasteful or otherwise inappropriate language.
News from WWD

Sign upSign up for WWD and FN newsletters to receive daily headlines, breaking news alerts and weekly industry wrap-ups.

getIsArchiveOnly= hasAccess=false hasArchiveAccess=false