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    Queen Rania wears Lebanese-Mexican label Darin Hachem in 50th birthday portrait: 'A hopeful note for Lebanon'

    September 2, 2020

    It is the second regional label the Jordanian royal has worn in official photos to mark her big day

    Queen Rania isn't only celebrating her birthday in her newest portraits – she's also championing labels of the region.

    The Jordanian royal, who turned 50 on Monday, first wore a dress by Saudi Arabian designer Mohammed Ashi in a photograph taken to capture her landmark birthday.

    And now, a week on, Queen Rania has sported another dress with ties to the Middle East.

    In another portrait unveiled to celebrate her big day, the mother of four wore a gently pleated taupe gown by Darin Hachem.

    The ready-to-wear womenswear label, which has its headquarters in Milan, was co-founded by Lebanese designer Hachem and creative director Fernanda Gallardo from Mexico.

    The dress worn by Queen Rania features an elegant wrap-around neckline and bell sleeves.

    'The official portrait of Her Majesty Queen Rania celebrating her 50th birthday in a Darin Hachem fall / winter gown,' Hachem wrote on Instagram as the image was released. 'It is an honour to be chosen and may it be a hopeful note for my country Lebanon.'

    Darin Hachem is known for fusing Mexican and Lebanese traditions in its designs, with a focus on sourcing sustainable, ethical fabrics.

    Queen Rania regularly supports labels from the region, having previously sported designs by Lebanon's Azzi & Osta, Georges Chakra, Hussein Bazaza and Ralph Masri.

    The royal has also been pictured in designers from the UAE, wearing Reemami and Bambah Boutique on occasion.

    Queen Rania marked her birthday with a post on social media, wearing a chic gathered dress by New York label Proenza Schouler.

    'Nothing beats a day spent surrounded with the people you love most,' wrote the royal, who was pictured with her husband, King Abdullah II, and her children, Crown Prince Hussein, Princesses Salma and Iman, and Prince Hashem.

    'Thank you all for your lovely birthday greetings – you made my day!'


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