Princess Noura bint Faisal Al-Saud becomes a New Face Of Fashion In Ultraconservative Kingdom

Princess Noura bint Faisal Al-Saud, the great-granddaughter of Saudi Arabia’s founder becomes a new face of fashion in Saudi Arabia.The princess is  inspired by her time living in Tokyo and was named honorary president of the Arab Fashion Council in December.

The royal, who turns 30 on Sunday, this month oversaw her country’s first Arab Fashion Week, headlined by Jean Paul Gaultier and Roberto Cavalli.

The princess is warm, welcoming and eloquent, the exact image that fans have hailed as the future of Saudi Arabia and critics have dismissed as little more than window dressing in one of the most restrictive countries in the world.

Saudi Arabia has witnessed rapid policy change since the June appointment of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, son of the king and heir to his throne.

 From this summer, women will be allowed to drive in the kingdom. The crown prince has also hinted that the abaya, the neck-to-toe robe worn by women, may no longer be compulsory.

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