Earlier this week, we looked at a number of hats worn by Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg that recently have been repeated by her daughter-in-law. While preparing that post, I was very surprised to see that this brown felt Cossack style hat is not the only hat with this unique shape in the Grand Duchess` millinery closet:
Hereditary Grand Duchess Maria Teresa at the wedding of the Belgian King and Queen, December 4, 1999
Hosting a Dutch State Visit, March 20, 2012
The second hat is also made of felt (see a closeup here) but casts a less wintry picture than the original. Differences of colour and season aside, one can only wonder what caused the Grand Duchess to order a repeat of the same design, more than a decade after the first. I suppose she liked the brown hat well enough to order a twin? Tell me, dearest readers, do you think this design warrants two versions, made of the same material, in the same wardrobe?