Happy Friday, everyone! I have a number of designer updates for you, dear readers, today. First, the restrained white pillbox worn by Gabriele Lademacher at her daughter Claire’s wedding to Prince Felix last weekend was made by Berlin-based millinery designer Fiona Bennett. There is a lovely short video interview with Fiona here where she shares her design philosophy and some of her hats.
Next up, seven hats all made by British milliner, Stephen Jones from way back in June. Stephen Jones is not a designer we have talked about much here on the Royal Hats Blog and this is going to change! I believe these are all bespoke hats although a white version of the first hat worn by Lady Helen Taylor was in the Spring Summer 2013 collection this year. The two hats worn by Viscountess Linley are two that I absolutely adore.
Lady Helen Taylor and Lady Serena Armstrong-Jones (Viscountess Linley) at Ascot 2013
Lady Helen Taylor at Trooping the Colour, June 15, 2013;
Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, Princess of Jordan, Sheikha of Dubai at Ascot, June 19 and 20, 2013
And finally, the glorious gold straw hat Queen Máxima wore for Prinsjesdag earlier this month was made by Belgian milliner Fabienne Delvigne. I originally reported this was not a Delvigne design and want to clear up any confusion my error may have created.