As today is the 150th anniversary since the abolition of slavery in the Dutch colonies, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands attended a special National Slavery Memorial Service in Amsterdam. For this event, Máxima repeated one of most striking (and one of my most favourite) hats. Designed by Fabienne Delvigne, this natural straw cap is embellished with straw curling tails and a large cream silk garden rose. Today was the third time Máxima has worn this hat (she wore it in Germany in April 2011 and to a military parade in The Hague in May 2009) and I was very excited to see it again. I love it because it is the perfect balance of elegance with creative craziness (if it were a bright colour I don’t think it would work nearly as well). What do you think of this unusual hat?
Photos from Getty as indicated