Princess Michael of Kent attending the wedding of Peregrine Hood and Serena Nikkhah in Wiltshire on Saturday. She wore this fabulous twisted bow fascinator with large-weave net veil for the occasion. It’s a rather bold piece of millinery but once again, Marie-Christine manages to pull it off. I suspect this fascinator was made by Philip Treacy which amuses me to no end since he announced the “death of the fascinator” earlier this year. It seems that the wearing of fascinators is still going strong, sir….
Update: This is indeed a Philip Treacy design and appeared as part of his Spring Summer 2014 Collection.
Photos from Wakeham via Corbis
While one hopes that the use of the fascinator is a practice that will fade, one cannot argue that this example of this common millinery is most elegant and lovely on this Princess. 6/10
Something about this looks very Chanel to me. Are you sure it’s a Philip Treacy?
This is the best of the veiled fascinators. What makes it good in the _absence_ of the black beads. A veil sprinkled with black beads is akin to so-called ‘beauty spots’ on the face.
And how do we feel about fascinators? I admit they aren’t my favorite, and some of the really large ones from early days were truly bizarre. It always looks to me like someone who is required to wear a hat, but doesn’t want to.
I like some fascinators and some I don’t (same with hats, BTW!). I think this fascinator is beautiful. It goes really nicely with her pink jacket.
Hat/fascinator is fine. But the flaps on her jacket are very ill placed…
Didn’t notice the jacket flaps until you mentioned them. Ill placed indeed!
The jacket isn’t all that’s wrong with this outfit. Check out the skirt. Eeek.
I think fascinators have developed a bad reputation since Princess Beatrice wore THAT fascinator to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding two years ago! There used to be a lot of very off-the-wall fascinators (with toilets, football matches, teacups, baked beans etc.) that were worn to Ascot. Since Ascot changed the dress code last year to ban fascinators, they have become more controversial. I think it is a little unfair to label all fascinators as bad and all hats as good when we all can think of some very unattractive hats!
Many fascinators are rediculous. But there are some that are nice. Chris O’Neill’s mother wore that beautiful lace fascinator at the wedding last weekend.
She always looks so beautiful.
I just love the veiling on this hat. Her jacket is gorgeous