ANGELINA JOLIE AWARDED HONORARY DAMEHOOD IN RALPH & RUSSO COUTURE 10th October 2014
Hollywood icon and humanitarian, Angelina Jolie received an honorary Damehood from Her Majesty the Queen, wearing a suit by British couture house Ralph & Russo. Accepting this prestigious honour in a dove grey, wool crepe peplum jacket and pencil skirt with cinching belt and silk chiffon bow neck tie, inspired by a tailored piece from the Ralph & Russo Spring/Summer 2014 couture collection.
The sober yet stylish bespoke dove grey suit by London-based Ralph & Russo was the perfect choice for Jolie to collect her honorary damehood from HM the Queen.
She accessorised with pearl earrings and peep-toe heels, with her hair styled in a chic chignon.Jolie is a well known fan of the brand, which is helmed by Australian couple Tamara Ralph, the designer, and Michael Russo, CEO, but based in London. She has worn their designs for numerous high-profile occasions, as have celebrities including Beyoncé, for whom they have created custom stage costumes, and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.
Last year Ralph & Russo, which was founded in 2007, became the first British brand in almost 100 years to be invited by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture to show at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.