Queen Máxima of the Netherlandso attended the kick-off of a mentoring program for entrepreneurs in Amsterdam. She wore the same taupe ruched straw hat she wore back in May to visit a children’s hospital in Rotterdam. It is a great hat on her although I liked it better paired with the red suit she wore it with last time. I think her tailored and clean-lined Natan suit today would have worked better with a brimmed, classic picture hat.
Designer: Fabienne Delvigne
There has been much debate in the comments of this blog about this shape of hat- is it a turban? Is it a pillbox? I think it’s both, which leads me to propose a solution to this debate.Why don’t we call this new genre of hat, which is two parts pillbox and one part turban, a Pillban? What do you think (of both the hat and the proposed name)?
Update- no need to invent a new hat genre! This hat is actually a toque.
Photos from Getty as indicated
It’s a turban, albeit a small one.
Overall I think that her hats lack a bit of sophistication; alas! She’s not alone!
Is there a tiny “FD” on the back? Is that for Fabienne Delvigne?
My goodness- that is some blatant advertising, isn’t it? The FD on the hat certainly looks like Fabienne Delvigne’s logo I find that rather gauche.
All those new hats tullbans or just pillbans are not my cup of tea. I always like other types of hats on her.
I like this kind of hat very much on Maxima. Wearing a hat shows that she is important and she is Queen. This hat is not so formal and looks very good with her hair in a chignon. I like the name Pillban for this hat style!
You have to weave a rope of fabric when you put it on, so one might call it a ‘woven headpiece.’
The hat color fades into her hair. I prefer her in a contrasting color.
I agree. Maxima looks good in brighter colors. The pink hat she wore last week was very nice.
What about “pillbow” instea of “pillbox”?
That looks too much like “pillow”. it’s not a pillow!
The suit is elegant, I’m not often a fan of Natan. But I do agree that it would have been better accessorised with a bigger, brimmed hat. Pillban sounds a bit like a medication! It’s really hard to come up with an alternative, because turbox for example sounds like something you would use on a hotrod.
Queen Maxima has worn so many of these turban type hats recently – I wonder if she is setting out to make a recognisable “hat image” for herself, like Queen Beatrix did with her distinctive hat shape? I hope not! She looks lovely in so many different hats.
I’m not so sure that Queen Beatrix set out to make a specific “hat image” for herself- I suspect her main designers had that vision for her!
This hat looks a little dull this time. It’s nice on her but I like it better with her red suit too. I like the name pillban! That’s cute!