After yesterday’s slight miss with a recycled straw hat, Queen Máxima took a different sartorial approach today for the second day of the Argentinian state visit (think streamlined, sparkling and all new!). Clearly made to match her marvellous Claes Iversen firework embroidered silk coat, the new hat she debuted today is a play on a calot with stacked pleats and a split down the middle.
The coat is the star in this ensemble for good reason. Such signature pieces must be difficult to pair with millinery and here is where I think Fabienne Delvigne excels. The stacked pleats provide some visual interest that compliments (and doesn’t compete with) the coat and the split down the middle lightens the design, making it more of a headpiece than a hat. On its own, you might not like this particular design but its great match for this particular coat bears acknowledgement.
Previously Worn: This hat is new