Pakistani designer Mahpara Khan achieved national pride by having the opportunity to create a dress for Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, who wore it at a royal wedding in Jordan.
Queen Maxima chose to don the exquisite dress at the wedding of Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah and Saudi citizen Rajwa Khalid Al-Saif. The Embassy of Pakistan in the Netherlands expressed its delight on Twitter, stating, “Glad to know HRH Queen Maxima of the Netherlands chose Pakistani designer Mahpara Khan to craft her dress for the wedding of Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan!” The embassy also highlighted how Pakistan’s creative industry is gaining global recognition for its attention to detail, creativity, and intricate craftsmanship.
Khan, on her Instagram account, shared pictures of the Queen wearing the dress and mentioned that she had the privilege of designing a custom-crafted formal attire for Queen Maxima. She described the design as incorporating Mughal patterns fused with traditional dapka, naqshi, resham, and gota work.
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Feeling a sense of pride and accomplishment, the designer expressed, “I take immense pride in the fact that the craftsmanship and creativity of Pakistan and its artisans was represented on a global scale alongside the likes of fashion giants such as Elie Saab, Jenny Packham, Prada, and others.”
She also expressed her hope that more artists from Pakistan will gain international recognition. The designer received widespread appreciation and praise for her work from social media users.
Glad to know HRH Queen Maxima of the Netherlands chose Pakistani designer Mahpara khan to craft her dress for wedding of Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan!
— Pakistan Embassy Netherlands (@PakinNetherland) June 6, 2023