BEIRUT (Panorama.am) —Queen Rania of Jordan was photographed wearing a dress by Lebanese Armenian fashion designer Krikor Jabotian, which the latter proudly posted to his Facebook page on September 24.
Jabotian jumpstarted his career within the creative department at Elie Saab following his graduation from the École Supérieure des Arts et Techniques de la Mode (ESMOD) in Beirut, an enriching experience that paved his path into the industry.
Soon after, Krikor developed independent designs and was selected by Starch Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by Maison Rabih Kayrouz and Solidere, to showcase his creations. His first collection, under a namesake brand, marked the beginning of Atelier Krikor Jabotian.
At the age of 23, he set up his first studio and designed his very first collection. The company quickly evolved into a thriving, family-run business alongside his father, mother and sister.