Qatar to host fashion and music show ahead of World Cup final


One of the must-see events during the World Cup is the Qatar Fashion United by CR Runway, taking place on December 16 at Stadium 974 where visionary designers and models will come together for a one-of-a-kind fashion show.

The fashion show is part of the event program of Qatar Creates, a national cultural movement that takes place throughout the year. Stadium 974 is one of eight World Cup stadiums.

“With over 100 brands – from acclaimed heritage houses to young emerging designers from five continents – alongside a concert featuring the best international musical artists, this will be an event not to be missed! Stay tuned for more more information soon!” Qatar Museums Chairperson HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani said in a tweet.

Qatar Fashion United by CR Runway will take place between the semi-finals and the final of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Carine Roitfeld, French fashion editor, former model and writer and co-founder of CR Runway, will spearhead the show.

Before becoming the founder and editor-in-chief of a biannual print magazine in New York, CR Fashion Book, she held the same position at Vogue Paris from 2001 to 2011.

Qatar Creates will host extensive cultural events and special artistic experiences before and during the World Cup, including the Malik Jansali concert, 10th anniversary of the Year of Culture from November 2-3; Monsoon Wedding Musical premieres November 16; Launch of Dadu Garden, Kaws the Globe, November 20; and the Future of Movement Festival, December 15-18. The last game of the FIFA World Cup will be on December 18, which is also Qatar’s national day.

Before the World Cup, several exhibitions and events will also take place. September 12, the 70 days before the 2022 FIFA World Cup; Majaz: Contemporary Art Qatar (Mathaf Perfromance Space) and Mathaf Exhibitions: One Tiger or Another: A Project of Rubaiyat, the Qatar Quadrennial Taysir Batniji: No Condition is Permanent, both taking place on September 15; and fashion festival announcement, September 26-30.

Meanwhile, jam-packed events take place in October: World of Football opens at 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum on October 1; reopening of the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA).

Other events in October include the Afghanistan Expo, October 2-6; Labor of Love: Embroidering Palestinian History in Katara, October 11; Al Jazeera Retrospect at the fire station on the 18th; Art Mill Museum 2030 at Art Mills, Al Najada House and Lusail Museum: Tales of a Connected World at Al Riwaq on the 23rd.

Also, Inauguration of the Northern Sites: Al Zubara, Ain Mohammed and Olafur, Ernesto Neto, Simone Fattal, both on October 24; Baghdad, Eye’s Delight at the MIA on October 25; Fashion Trust Arabia Awards, October 26; On the Move exhibition at the National Museum of Qatar, October 26; Forever Valentino Exhibition at M7, and Herlienz Abaya in collaboration with Diane von Furstenberg at The Pearl, October 27; Fashion for Relief Fashion Show in Al Riwaq and
Gala dinner at the MIA, October 28; Fendi presentation, October 29; and the Yayoi Kusama exhibition at MIA Park on October 29.


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