Posted on February 18, 2010
After Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni, the wife of the emir of Qatar has been voted the third best-dressed woman of 2009 Discreet and skilled, able to combine the ceremonial role with the customs of their small and powerful country.
Several readers of Vanity Fair must have wondered who that mysterious looking woman and permanent turban, alongside such celebrities as Carla Bruni, Michelle Obama or Penelope Cruz, a place to in the podium of elegance .
The first answer is long, but does not say much. His full name is Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Abdullah Al Missned. It is the second wife of the current Emir of Qatar and is notable for its relatively high profile. In a region where Islam pervades everything, she has quietly raised his head, denying, though half-heartedly, that the role of women in Arab countries remains highly neglected.
Popularly known as Sheikha Mozah, the mother of seven flashes attracted European journals during diplomatic visits. Especially memorable is his arrival in Paris and his picture with the French first lady. Few journals heart resisted the temptation to compare.
But Mozah is unlike any. Tied to Islamic traditions, it is almost impossible to see without some kind of turban. It allows, yes, some strident green look on his face, just enough makeup to share hone their Arab features.
Reluctant to give interviews and very jealous of her troubled private life -divide his time between Surrey (England), Sardinia, Doha and Saint Tropez - Sheikha institutional roles protrude prefer to remember the title of sociologist. In 2003, he was named by UNESCO as a special correspondent in matters of basic and higher education.