King Philippe and Queen Mathilde continued their tour of Belgium today with a visit to Mons, capital of the province of Hainaut. Queen Mathilde wore a new hat, a simple straw picture hat with a slightly upturned brim in the front. Designer Fabienne Delvigne described it as, “a wide brimmed hat in balibuntal” (balibuntal is a finely woven straw). The edges of the brim were left unfinished which, in my humble opinion, provides some textural interest but makes the hat seem unfinished as well. What do you think of this new chapeau?
Designer: Fabienne Delvigne
Photos from Getty as indicated