Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands opened the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam today. The museum has undergone a massive 10-year renovation and threw an equally massive re-opening party today. Beatrix wore a lovely black straw at with wide, upturned double brim and bow at the back. Beatrix last wore this hat, which I suspect was designed by Suzanne Moulijn, exactly two years ago on a visit to Germany. While I’m not usually a big fan of mixing brown and black, the black hat provided some contrast to her very brown outfit and I thought it looked great.
Yesterday’s post highlighted all the upturned brims in hat fashion ten years ago and it seems, upturned brims are still a style statement. What do you think about them?
As you can see, the museum opening was quite a spectacle. I recommend taking three minutes to watch this video of the event.
Photos from Dean Mouhtaropoulos via Zimbio