Queen Máxima was in Laren today to open Papageno House, an independent living and work experience program for young people with autism. For this visit, she chose an understated hat in pale pink straw with a rounded mushroom brim and simple ribbon band around the base of the crown. I thought the his classic hat made an elegant pairing with Máxima’s pastel striped summer dress – the two pieces are perfect together.
Designer: Fabienne Delvigne
Previously worn: This hat is new
This hat created a few questions for me because it looked familiar but my archives indicate today’s outing was its first. I thought it might be a reworking of the hat below- you’ll notice some subtle similarities in colour, crown shape, and the gently curving pattern in the straw on the underside of the brim. The difference between the two pieces seems to only be the brim, which looks like it might have been removed, turned upside down and reattached to create the hat we saw today. I am assured, despite the similar shape, however, that these two hats are indeed two different pieces. It’s interesting to compare the similar shapes nonetheless.