Yesterday, Queen Máxima opened an exhibition at the Groninger Museum entitled “”The Secret of Dresden”. For this event, she topped her chocolate suit with a large felt hat in the same shade. The large brim of the hat was upturned on one side and the squared crown was slightly flared at the top. It is a hat with very strong lines that Máxima carries off very well. A monochrome outfit such as this can be difficult to pull off but the open neck of the suit and the pearl jewelry lightened the look. If this somber-hued ensemble was chosen as a quiet nod to Queen Fabiola’s funeral (which I suspect it was), it was a beautiful choice for Máxima to make.
Designer: Fabienne Delvigne
Previously Worn: March 11, 2014; November 26, 2013; March 11, 2010; Nov 17, 2007
Photos from PPE and PPE
King Willem-Alexander awarded the Military Order of William to Major Gijs Tuinman during a ceremony in The Hague today. Queen Máxima joined to watch the event, dressed in a new oyster velvet turban hat. We have not seen her in a true turban for a long while and I suspect the choice of this hat today was more about function (keeping warm on a blustery day) than about appearance. We can’t totally dismiss aesthetics, however, and I thought this hat coordinated very well with Máxima’s neutral ensemble. For a winter hat, I think this turban is great. What do you think?
Designer: I suspect Fabienne Delvigne
Previously Worn: This hat is new
Photos from Patrick van Katwijk and Albert Philip Van Der Werf via Corbis
Queen Máxima was in Joure today to open the new Community School, a collaborative project that includes primary schools, a childcare organization, social welfare supports and a center for the arts. For this opening, Queen Máxima unearthed a wonderful hat we haven’t seen since 2006! In black felt, this hat has all the classic elements of a trilby hat- lengthwise crease down the center of the crown, brim folded up at the back- although on a larger scale than the average trilby hat (and with a much wider brim). It is a fantastic hat on Máxima that paired exceptionally well with her graphic dress; I am so so glad she decided to bring it back into circulation. What do you think of this feather-trimmed trilby?
Designer: Fabienne Delvigne
Previously Worn: March 16, 2006
Photos from Patrick van Katwijk, Robin Utrecht/Pool, Patrick van Katwijk, and Patrick van Katwijk via Corbis
Queen Máxima had a busy day yesterday, opening new facilities of the CONO cheesemakers in Westbeemster and a non-profit support program of the Waaier Foundation at the Alkmaar Stadium in Alkmaar. For these events, she debuted a new brimless hat made from the same rough, nubby woven silk linen as her swing jacket. The colour is more neutral than what we usually see Máxima wear, but looked really great with her gold jewelry and maroon pencil skirt.
I was all about to wax lyrical about this new pillbox when I saw this photo montage and learned that this lovely pillbox was not, in fact, a pillbox at all. I’m going to pretend this hat isn’t a donut because from the front, it is so pretty. What do you, dear readers, think of this hat and matching jacket?
Designer: Fabienne Delvigne. It is the “Tino” design.
Previously Worn: This is a new hat
Photos from Patrick van Katwijk via Monarchy Press; Koen van Weel via ANP; and Patrick van Katwijk via Corbis
We saw Queen Máxima wear her dramatic purple wool hat at two high profile events last month- once while touring Japan and the other, for the Spanish King and Queen’s introductory visit to the Netherlands. Since debuting this hat a year ago, Queen Máxima has paired it with three different dresses- begging the question of which pairing do you think is best?
(for more details on each outing of this hat, click on each photo to link back to the original post)
Photos from Patrick van Katwijk via Corbis; Patrick van Katwijk via Dutch Photo Press; Mark Cuthbert via Getty; Patrick van Katwijk via Corbis; Patrick van Katwijk via Dutch Photo Press; and Mark Cuthbert via Getty
Yesterday in Amsterdam, members of the Dutch Royal Family attended a national memorial for the victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which crashed in eastern Ukraine in July. Queen Máxima wore a simple rounded black pillbox hat in black felt which was trimmed with a flat double bow at the back.
Designer: likely Fabienne Delvigne
Previously Worn: November 2, 2013
Princess Beatrix wore a round black straw hat woven with metallic threads. The indented crown of the hat was wrapped in a tall, rolled band of straw, making it look like a large-scaled bumper style chapeau.
Designer: I suspect Suzanne Moulijn
Previously Worn: I think this hat is new
Princess Margriet wore a plack straw hat with flat brim that slightly raised around the back. This hat was trimmed with a slim band around the crown and a swath of light straw folds and wispy black feathers around the sides and back of the hat.
I thought all three hats were quietly dignified, yet each flattered their wearer and conveyed a bit of their personal style. My favourite was Queen Máxima’s pillbox- which one did you prefer here?
Photos from Albert Nieboer, Patrick van Katwijk, Albert Nieboer, Patrick van Katwijk, Albert Nieboer, Albert Nieboer, Albert Nieboer, Albert Nieboer, Patrick van Katwijk, and Patrick van Katwijk, all via Corbis