Jacket and vest front of SUPPORT silk ikat (mat mii) and brocade from northeastern Thailand; skirt of Thai changeable silk.
Representing His Majesty King Bhumibol, Her Majesty Queen Sirikit marked the 25th anniversary of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Thailand and China with a state visit. Her Majesty was wearing this suit upon arrival in Beijing. After being warmly greeted by then-Vice-President Hu Jintao, Her Majesty inspected the Guards of Honour on the way to welcoming ceremonies at the Great Hall of the People. During Her Majesty’s two-week stay, a SUPPORT exhibition was presented at the Shangri-la Hotel, Shanghai.