Ashton welcomes Iranian dress

Young journalists club

News ID: 4579
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 14:54 - 08 July 2014
Tehran, YJC. Catherine Ashton seems to have rather liked the dress Iranians made her.

Hamid Qobadi, Secretary of the Fashion and Dress Organization Workgroup in interview with Mehr News Agency pointed to the Iranian dress made for the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union Catherine Ashton and said "The initiative was given by a number of designers in the workgroup, and it was warmly welcomed.”

He added "In the end, Mitra Tamjidi, a veteran designer for dress carried out the task of designing Mrs. Ashton’s dress as a private sector job. Finally, the dress was posted to Mrs. Ashton in the last month of last year [Iranian calendar].”

"With the historical and cultural background of Iran, we believe that fashion design can serve as one of the best tools to introduce the Iranian art and culture to the world,” he said, adding "The dress which was to be designed for Mrs. Ashton was meant to be a classy, distinguished work, a blend of the Iranian art and history. The dress is completely Iranian, from fabric to sewing. As far as I know Mrs. Ashton has welcomed the design with great zeal.”

Qobadi stated "Mrs. Ashton’s dress was produced in a non-governmental process. The Fashion and Dress Organization Workgroup rendered the spiritual support that was needed.”

Providing comments on how much the dress has cost he said "I believe that the dress cost something between 1.5 to 2 million Tomans [roughly $500-700], but all in all it is a distinguished dress. Of course if it were to be presented in an international arena it would have cost much more.”

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