EVER since her coronation, Queen Letizia has been turning heads – but she’s willing to share the attention with Spain’s fashion industry.
Spanish designers and clothing companies have the new queen to thank for a recent upsurge in attention to the country’s fashions, with the world’s press touting her as the ‘new royal style icon’ less than two weeks into her reign.
Letizia sports Spanish labels whenever she can, choosing both couture designers like Felipe Varela and high street brands like Zara, Mango and Uterqüe.
Her fashion choices are a welcome boost to Spain’s crisis-hit clothing industry and have also been drawing attention to catwalk events like Madrid Fashion Week, which has long languished behind London’s.
On the arm of newly-crowned King Felipe Vl for state visits to Rome to meet the Pope last week, and Portugal this week, it’s Queen Letizia the paparazzi have been following as she wows the media with her wardrobe of skyscraper heels, sheath dresses and tailored jackets.
Following in the footsteps of other best-dressed royals like Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge and the late Princess Diana, the 41-year-old mother-of-two has been loving the attention. As has Spain’s crisis-hit fashion industry. Perhaps they see in the style queen Spain’s new economic growth model.