Moza bint Nasser, the wife of Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, wore a 12-year-old burgundy dress at the opening of the World Cup in football, and it has a special symbolism attached to it. Moza (63) attracted attention at the opening in a Prada dress, which she wore for the first time in 2010 when her country applied to host the World Cup.
The dress was custom-made by the Italian fashion house and was inspired by its Spring/Summer 2007 collection. She paired the burgundy dress with a scarf in the same shade and completed the look with a glittering brooch and burgundy loafers.
"Sheikha Moza is wearing a full maroon color in the shade of Qatari ??flag, she nostalgically brought back the same Prada dress & the @chaumetofficial wing brooches which she wore back in 2010 FIFA World Cup bid presentation in Zurich.
The dress was specially custom made by Prada using samples in the color Maroon from Spring 2007 as inspirations, it was a part of starting point of Qatar’s World Cup journey and now fully circled back 12 years later at the opening ceremony."
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Moza is often recognized as a woman of refined style and one of the best-dressed ladies in the Middle East, which is why she was named one of the best-dressed women in the world in 2015.
She shared photos of her fashion release at the opening on Instagram and said: "The time is now”. Welcome to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022."
In the footage, she can be seen posing with her husband, Sheikh Hamad, the former Emir of Qatar, and her children, Sheikh Hind bint Hamad and former heir Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad.
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“From Qatar, from the Arab world, I welcome everyone to the World Cup 2022. How lovely it is that people can put aside what divides them to celebrate their diversity and what brings them together all at once”.
Morgan Freeman sat on the pitch beside al-Muftah. “How can so many countries, languages, and cultures come together if only one way is accepted?” Freeman told the crowd. “When you call here, we welcome you into our home,” al-Muftah said, referencing the “bayt al sha’ar” or tent that nomadic Bedouins of the Arabian Peninsula once used for shelter, which inspired the stadium design.