Turkish fashion designer Zeynep Kartal, who lives in England this year, was the fashion head of The Royal Ascot horse races held in honor of the British Royal Family.
The Royal Ascot is a 300 year old tradition. British aristocrats and tourists from various countries, especially the British royal family, also participate as spectators. Although it only lasts for five days, what happened at Teh Royal Ascot is talked about in high society and in public all year long. Women get new clothes and hats made for preparations that start months in advance. There is a fashion committee of the races where the selected combinations are evaluated.
Zeynep Kartal, who has dressed stars such as Lady Gaga, Bebe Rexha and Jesse J. in her career, was elected as the Fashion Board President of The Royal Ascot this year. She will also give lectures on The Royal Ascot to young fashion designers throughout the year.