King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium continued their domestic inaugural tour today with a visit to Antwerp. Mathilde debuted another new hat designed by Fabienne Delvigne, described by the designer as “a turquoise and green bibi in felt velvet” (for those who do not speak French, a bibi is a small pillbox or cocktail hat). The base of this hat appears to be a head-hugging cap around which dramatic bands of blue and green felt are wrapped. I think it is marvelous- it’s interesting without obstructing Mathilde’s face and it beautifully compliments her abstract floral dress. I also think the peacock blue looks just wonderful on Mathilde. I am very curious about what all the rest of you dear royal hat fans think of this creative headpiece?!
Designer: Fabienne Delvigne
Photos from Getty as indicated