Aleksandra Melnichenko Wife of Russian businessman Andrey Melnichenko, the society doyenne used to be a Yugo- slavian pop star and fashion model.
Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki This Greek businesswoman is involved in shipping, and is known as the president of the bidding and organizing committee for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
Mouna Ayoub A former waitress who married Nasser Al-Rashid, a billionaire adviser to the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, has amassed a collection of couture in the four digits
Sheikha Mozah The second of three wives of the emir of Qatar, Mozah is a fashion plate extraordinaire, vacuuming up couture from Valentino — which is owned by a fund linked to Qatar’s royal family — and other houses.
Marie-Josée Kravis The American businesswoman and philanthropist is married to billionaire financier Henry Kravis.
￼Myriam Ullens The wife of Belgian industrialist Guy Ullens has her own range of high-end knitwear, and is the force behind the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, site of a major Dior retrospective in 2008.