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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 October 2018

Bahraini princess walks the catwalk for Dolce & Gabbana 

Sheikha Dana Al Khalifa said her debut as a fashion week model "was an absolute dream" 

Princess Dana Al Khalifa walks the runway at the Dolce & Gabbana show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 on September 23. Photo / Getty Images 
Princess Dana Al Khalifa walks the runway at the Dolce & Gabbana show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 on September 23. Photo / Getty Images 

A lawyer, fashion designer and blogger - Sheikha Dana Al Khalifa wears many hats, but yesterday she opted for flowers in her hair as she walked the runway for Dolce & Gabbana's Spring 2019 Ready-to-Wear show in Milan.

Al Khalifa, who goes by The Overdressed on Instagram, wore a chic puff sleeved dress covered in a mishmash of poppies. "It was an absolute dream," wrote the royal, who currently lives in Saudi Arabia of her turn as a fashion week model. "Now, back to reality I go."

She is a member of the Bahraini royal family, who have been monarchs since the 18th century. Al Khalifa also has a masters degree in law from King's College, and is currently running The Overdressed Pavillion, a jewellery pop up shop that tours the GCC.

The star-studded D&G runway yesterday also saw Carla Bruni, Isabella Rossellini and Elon Musk's 70-year-old mother Maye walk the runway, with Eva Herzigova one of the supermodel stars:

TOPSHOT - Czech model Eva Herzigova (Front) and models presents a creation during the Dolce & Gabbana fashion show, as part of the Women's Spring/Summer 2019 fashion week in Milan, on September 23, 2018. / AFP / Miguel MEDINA
Czech model Eva Herzigova (front) and models including Carla Bruni and Isabella Rossellini on the runway. Photo / AFP

And Monica Bellucci:

Italian model and actress Monica Bellucci (C) and models present creations during the Dolce & Gabbana fashion show, as part of the Women's Spring/Summer 2019 fashion week in Milan, on September 23, 2018. / AFP / Miguel MEDINA
Monica Bellucci on the catwalk

And Maye Musk:

epa07041338 A model presents a creation by Dolce&Gabbana during the Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy, 23 September 2018. The Spring Summer 2019 Women's collections are presented at the Milano Moda Donna from 19 to 24 September. EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Maye Mask on the catwalk

In fact, designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are in fact en route to the UAE next month to present their new collections at The Dubai Mall.

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