Christine Lagarde wearing noorsaab scarf

March 17, 2016

Christine Lagarde, the International Monetary Fund (IMF)'s chief, one of the world's most powerful women who is widely recognised as a symbol of elegance in the fashion world, chose to wear the 'noorsaab for Cartier' scarf at the G20 summit meeting's official picture in Shanghai last February 2016.

Christine Lagarde wore the Aung-San-Suu-Kyi-inspired scarf, thus recognising the stateswoman, politician and Nobel Peace Prize laureate's relentless fight for democracy in her native country Myanmar.

The scarf, one of a series of three, exclusively designed by noorsaab for Cartier to deliver a message of Peace on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards (CWIA), features an abstract visual representation of San Suu Kyi's quote: 

“The education & empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all.”

The event was held during the Women’s Forum in Dubai last February 2016, which attracted over 2000 participants, the first such event to take place in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and to gather an elite group of high-net-worth women, leading and highly regarded in their respective fields, from the Arab world and beyond. 

Often noticed and praised for her elegance and chic sartorial taste across various media outlets, such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, BBC and Forbes amongst others, Christine Lagarde has always managed to appear at her utmost best. She is widely known to accessorise her outfits with luxury scarves of various sorts. This simple piece of fabric has somehow become her signature garment, one she wears with effortless style, glamour and refinement, thus asserting her individuality and her femininity in the realm of women in power, in an as-of-yet male-dominated arena.

It is therefore not surprising when Vanity Fair includes her in their 2011 international best dressed list, when BBC's Robb Young describes her as "a style icon in the making", or when we find her posing for one of fashion's most iconic magazines - American Vogue.

We are grateful for the wonderful opportunity Cartier has provided through this bespoke commission. Building on the delightful experience we have had working with them, we look forward to keep on inspiring women to thrive for greatness and empowerment while priding themselves in a multifaceted and enlightened femininity.