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Old 05-26-2007, 03:14 PM
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In general, I am starting to wonder if Queen Silvia has changed designers recently.
When she first became Queen, she remained faithful to Marc Bohan for Christian Dior; during the 80's, to Danish Joergen Bender; in the 90's, it was Nina Ricci and Jacques Zehnder; but recently, there are a lot of London-based Japanese designer's Yuki gowns, and the newest dresses discussed above don't remind me of any one of these designers.
# 1 could be by Bender, also as a tribute to the country visited, but I feel that appart from Yuki, there might be another new designer around these days...
Its by Zehnder according to se og hør, the only ones Bender might be making dresses for theese days are the angels but she might of course still have some sketches left after him. I belive the grey one is from Eduoard Vermeulen/Natan, he also made the one she wore for the spanish prewedding dinner and later for the Norwegian visit
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Old 05-26-2007, 07:09 PM
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Thank you for the info Larzen - I was completely unaware that Bender has passed away by now, sorry for that gaffe - !
I know that Natan has been designing a lot of Queen Silvia's daywear over the past few years but so thank you for the news that he has started to design her evening gowns as well - so he could be the 'new' one who I felt might have have come into play by now.
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:54 AM
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On August 3 2007, for a private birthday party of a friend, Queen Silvia wore yet another new Yuki evening gown.
After staying faithful to French designers Jacques Zehnder and Nina Ricci for years, the Japanese-born Yuki must definitely be Queen Silvia's newest favorite designer. Yuki now has his own haute couture business under his full name Gnyuki Torimaru in London He made her white 2006 Nobel dress as well as all of her dresses for the recent state visit to Japan. Links to two pics of the newest gown from anp:
ANP Beeldbank
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Yuki is also the one who created the famous blue evening dress worn by Princess Diana for the Imperial gala during the 1986 tour of Japan of the late Princess and the Prince Of Wales.
The designer's signature style has changed remarkably little during the past twenty years. He's mostly using a special fabric of his own production. Here's a link to his interesting website:
History of Fashion Designer Yuki
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Old 08-09-2007, 10:02 PM
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On August 3 2007, for a private birthday party of a friend, Queen Silvia wore yet another new Yuki evening gown.
After staying faithful to French designers Jacques Zehnder and Nina Ricci for years, the Japanese-born Yuki must definitely be Queen Silvia's newest favorite designer. Yuki now has his own haute couture business under his full name Gnyuki Torimaru in London He made her white 2006 Nobel dress as well as all of her dresses for the recent state visit to Japan. Links to two pics of the newest gown from anp:
ANP Beeldbank
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Yuki is also the one who created the famous blue evening dress worn by Princess Diana for the Imperial gala during the 1986 tour of Japan of the late Princess and the Prince Of Wales.
The designer's signature style has changed remarkably little during the past twenty years. He's mostly using a special fabric of his own production. Here's a link to his interesting website:
History of Fashion Designer Yuki
Queen Sylvia looks simply marvellous in this new designer of hers as a favourite.Always did think she was sophisticated elegant and tres chic my dear.
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Old 08-15-2007, 05:59 AM
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On August 3 2007, for a private birthday party of a friend, Queen Silvia wore yet another new Yuki evening gown.
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Well, the dress is so-so except for the wonderful rich colour. But, the shoes..... oh my! Naughty little peep toes! Mmmmmm..... to die for.
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Old 08-16-2007, 06:40 AM
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I agree that the gown's rich red color is perfect - I wish that Queen Silvia would opt for more strong colors (which she used to in earlier years) instead of pastels.
Yuki is... hmmm. I am not really a fan of his designs and of that uncrushable tightly pleated fabric he himself invented and has been using for more than two decades.
On the other hand, his style certainly enhances a woman's great figure - if she has one. Still, I prefer Queen Silvia in 'bigger' dresses because she can carry them off beautifully - big skirts and trains, elaborate embroidery, like Jacques Zehnder's and Nina Ricci's designs.
As for the shoes... yep!!
Let's see what The queen comes up with for the Water Prize ceremony tonight, August 16.
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Old 08-23-2007, 11:35 PM
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Are there any bigger pictures of Queen Silvia at the early Nobel's? I have looked around, but can't find it nowhere.
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The dress of the first evening is my favorite for Noble!

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I think that it might be a little to soon to wear it again even for Queen Silvia... I think it´s more likely that we see the dress her Majesty wore on the first gala dinner at the danish state-visit earlier this year, even though i hope it will be a dress that is not so new, can´t think of another good one right now though.
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Old 11-24-2007, 01:41 PM
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I think that it might be a little to soon to wear it again even for Queen Silvia... I think it´s more likely that we see the dress her Majesty wore on the first gala dinner at the danish state-visit earlier this year, even though i hope it will be a dress that is not so new, can´t think of another good one right now though.
Oh, yes!
This was also a beautiful dress! I hope that it will be a very elegant an not to old dress!We will see!


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Old 11-25-2007, 06:11 AM
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Unfortunately the swedish royal court is the only one left in Europe to host a full white tie/ orders return dinner! I do hope this will at least for this royal family last for many more years to come.
I think this is also an very appropriate habit as it shows exactly the same mark of respect and hositality towards the host country as it was shown the other way around!
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Old 11-25-2007, 07:31 AM
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I think that it might be a little to soon to wear it again even for Queen Silvia... I think it´s more likely that we see the dress her Majesty wore on the first gala dinner at the danish state-visit earlier this year, even though i hope it will be a dress that is not so new, can´t think of another good one right now though.
Has she ever worn the gown from Haakon and Mette-Marit's Wedding again. This was also quiet nice.
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Old 11-25-2007, 08:39 AM
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Indeed, the light mint green dress from the Norway wedding - very beautiful and not seen for the longst time! I love the flower petal design:
IBL Bildbyrå | 0435 44 07 65
There's also the white-silver dress from the state visit to Thailand which might be a Nobel candidate, not my favorite as it appears to be too 'heavy' overall:
IBL Bildbyrå | 0435 44 07 65
I'll be happy with most choices for a Nobel gown as long as it's not this one:
IBL Bildbyrå | 0435 44 07 65
This discussion might have to move on to the Nobel thread though...
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Old 11-25-2007, 09:25 AM
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Indeed, the light mint green dress from the Norway wedding - very beautiful and not seen for the longst time! I love the flower petal design:
IBL Bildbyrå | 0435 44 07 65
Was this dress new for the Norwegian wedding, I seem to remember it beeing worn before that. The Norwegian press was split on it, some called it stunning, others said it looked like a lampshade I quite liked it.

The green one from her husbands wedding was a really unfortunate choice IMO, to heavy and stiff, and to frilly around the shoulders for such a smal person, also the wrong colour for her IMO.
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Old 11-25-2007, 10:52 AM
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You are correct Larzen, the dress at the Norwegian wedding was first worn for the state visit from Italy in 1998 (makes it an ideal 'age' for the Nobel ). For the wedding it was altered to a strapless top, but in 1998 it still had 'petal' shoulder straps:
IBL Bildbyrå | 0435 44 07 65
It would be lovely to see it either with the Bernadotte emeralds or even the amathyst parure, both of which haven't appeared at the Nobel for the longest time.
The unique Joan Rivers once called chartreuse 'The ugliest green I've ever seen'. I can't decide if Queen Silvia's dress for her husband's birthday qualifies as chartreuse but it's DEFINITELY the ugliest green I have ever seen.
Another option of course is this:
IBL Bildbyrå | 0435 44 07 65
Something went wrong with it, IMO... Neither the cut nor the embroidery are up to Jacques Zehnder's high standards for example, so I wonder who designed it?
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Old 11-25-2007, 12:05 PM
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I CAN'T OPEN IBL BILDBYRA to see the pictures do I something wrong ??
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Old 11-25-2007, 01:12 PM
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I CAN'T OPEN IBL BILDBYRA to see the pictures do I something wrong
I don't think so. IBL has a mind of its own, unfortunately it's 'off' from time to time. Try again a bit later and it should hopefully be accessible again...
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:12 PM
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I have just open it!!! , beautiful pics from Sweden and Denmark the gala pics are very nice , thank you very much !!
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:30 PM
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I think that Queen Silvia is truly a glamourous Queen--I love those full-skirted gowns paired with those sumptous jewels! It is all so romantic; she looks wonderful in just about everything she wears. Truly an elegant lady.
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:15 AM
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Queen Silvia has turned to a new couture designer, Stewart Parvin, who designed her arrival day outfit for the state visit to Austria:
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He is an interesting figure - one of the hottest new British designers, he specializes in bridal dresses but has been designing exclusive one-of-a-kind suits and evening gowns for Queen Elizabeth II since 2000. Link to an article:
Majestic by design - Telegraph
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:09 AM
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Here's a beautiful gown-I have no idea where it has been worn, but it looks lovely on the Queen--those huge diamonds around her neck don't hurt, either.
http://www.missmaud.com.au/write/QueenLge.jpg

This gown, worn for Princess Alexia's wedding ball, had good intentions but it makes the Queen's lovely figure look a little "hippy"
http://www.fortunecity.com/skyscrape...family1999.jpg
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