This is the wife of the Emir of Qatar on a recent state visit to Spain. In my opinion her style is truly iconic. As a Middle-Eastern woman she dresses in line with her national and cultural identity whilst at the same time embracing high couture and polished sophistication. Her style is regal and timeless, with a 50s movie star quality. You just know that when you look back at photos of her in 30 years time, she will still come across as a strikingly elegant woman. And we all know that a mark of a great dresser is the ability to transcend fleeting trends.
When people speak of Samantha Cameron as a fashion icon it really makes me laugh, especially when you put her side by side truly mesmerising women like this one, who at 59 years would completely eclipse her much younger rival on any occasion.
It really is laudable that Sam-Cam made so many 'best dressed' lists on the Royal Wedding. There is something incredibly bland in her style. I suspect that her appeal is purely confined to the broad demographic of overworked 30 something English women who identify a bright Reiss dress and a pair of high, clunky, Aldo pumps with full out glamour
I don't mean to knock her- but SamCam is really nothing extraordinary, sartorially speaking of course. I cannot speak for her work or her personal traits. I just wish people would stop positioning her as a trendsetter.