King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima continued their Caribbean tour today with a visit to Curacao. Máxima reached back in her millinery closet and pulled out a hat we have not seen in a very long time- a white straw picture hat with a sharply upturned front brim trimmed with an explosion of white feathers. This hat has a slightly 80’s vibe (see here and here) but I adore it nonetheless and am so excited to see it again! The shape is a little less formal than most picture hats and the feather poof is pure frivolity and fun. Last time Máxima wore this hat, there were green feathers tucked in with the white ones; I suppose the removal of these green feathers now makes this hat more versatile. If I were to nitpick, I would push this hat a little further up/back on Máxima’s head (so the front sight line was not perched directly on her eyebrows) but that is a picky detail and does not diminish my love for this hat. What do you think of this picture hat?
Designer: I believe it is Fabienne Delvigne
Previously Worn: Nov 3. 2009
** I have updated photos on Friday’s post (the interesting convertible hat Máxima wore to Bonaire). I will also update photos on this post as they are released later today.