Birthday of Princess Masako

Royal Hats Crown Princess Masako of Japan was photographed arriving at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo yesterday, no doubt for a special visit on the occasion of her birthday. She wore a new hat in pale blue silk jacquard with a square crown and short bumper style brim. The stark lines of the design contrast interestingly with the draped neckline of her dress, particularly as the two pieces are made of the same fabric. The small hat is a typical scale for Imperial royal hats and while I’d prefer something a little larger, it does allow us fans to focus on Masako’s face. It’s so good to see her looking so well.

Crown Princess Masako, Dec 9, 2016 | Royal Hats

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new

Photo from The Asahi Shimbun via Getty

11 thoughts on “Birthday of Princess Masako

  1. Masako looks absolutely wonderful here! The ice blue and the subtle pattern are gorgeous, and I enjoy the way the fabric is draped around her collar. That shape is quite standard, but with the color and material it stands out, and I much prefer Masako in hats with her hair down like it is here. Wishing the Crown Princess a most happy birthday, and many more to come!

  2. Yes, it is lovely to see her more often these days. It certainly took her a long time to get well. Love this hat on her – in fact, I love the whole outfit, but especially those pearls! I bet they’re Mikimoto.

  3. Yes, well within the usual constraints, but they are elegant constraints. She does look very well. Happy birthday to her, indeed.

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