They say that times change, but the ones that do it are us. Time, although relative for other reasons, is constant in any of the senses. A few days ago we talked about Queen Letizia’s wedding dress and other details of her wedding with King Felipe on her 19th anniversary and much, much has happened since then. In fact, because of climate change, she has made it more metaphorical than literal, much to our chagrin.
In her official presentation, the current queen banged on the table by appearing with a white Armani suitalready iconic, and since then has led looks memorable as Caprile’s tremendous red that he wore at Frederick of Denmark’s wedding in 2004.
After sealing their love story, Felipe Varela He became Doña Letizia’s head designer for many years, accompanying her on such important occasions as her daughters’ baptisms or communions. At that time, despite being younger, the wardrobe of the queen, then a princess, was characterized by more classic garments and rich fabrics such as lace, tweed or guipure. Magrit was one of the shoe firms that used to complete his outfits.
However, the Spanish creator fell out of favor in part for the same thing that caused the breakup of Sophie et Voilà with Tamara Falcó, only in reverse: the couturier was accused several times of copying, or being inspired by, who knows, Oscar de la Renta with designs worn by Doña Letizia, something that he denied for obvious reasons with his arguments.
Despite everything, the monarch continued to trust the designer for such important occasions as the act of proclamation as king of Don Felipe, much simpler than what we have seen a few weeks ago in England. The last time we saw her dressed as him was in 2019 on Hispanic Day.
However, it is said that the end of their relationship began to take shape precisely in 2014 when the queen was proclaimed as such, becoming the official visible head of royalty in Spain. Apparently, Doña Letizia wanted to get rid of precisely that more classic image that Felipe Varela’s creations exuded and introduce into her dressing room different brands made in Spainthus also functioning as a speaker and platform for Spanish fashion.
It is also undeniable the influence that Doña Letizia is having on the idea of partly modernizing the crown and giving a much closer image, so in addition to betting on firms such as Hugo Boss or Carolina Herrera, which she wore a few weeks ago for attending the graduation of the princess of Asturias, Leonor, also opts for much more accessible ones such as Sfera, where we signed the most beautiful white dress that she herself wore for less than 50 euros.
In this way, she has also become an example for her daughters. We have seen her betting on more than one occasion on the designs of the Seville brand Cayro Womanas when he hit with his looks more sensual in fuchsia with details cut out with a proposal of less than 62 euros when he presided over the World Red Cross and Crescent Day event. From this same store it has been precisely the pink jumpsuit that the Infanta Sofía has worn in her confirmation.
Another gesture to highlight that we have seen more and more in the queen is that of repeat looks complete or loose garments, as happened with this Cherubina dress that Doña Letizia wore for the last time to receive the president of Mauritania and his wife at the Zarzuela last year.
Undoubtedly, Doña Letizia’s style is constantly changing, but we can conclude that when she came to the royal family she saw it necessary to bet on something more serious and classic, knowing that the scrutiny to which she was going to be subjected would be brutal, for which she opted for following a line closer to that of Doña Sofía. As the years have gone by and she has become queen, she has felt more comfortable betting on brands and proposals with which she identifies more on a personal level and which also allow her to connect easily and closely with us. .
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