Hat From the Past Posted on December 19, 2017 by Royal Hats thirty years ago on this date and the christening of Pierre Casiraghi. Princess Caroline wore a black velvet hat with luxe mink cuff. Photos from Richard Melloul/Sygma/CORBIS/Sygma Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related
These photos are bittersweet – we never know what’s around the corner, do we? And Pierre has grown to look like his father. Caroline looks lovely at the baptism, though I do hear what GG is saying about the black. Albert, my goodness the years have changed him, but then again the years have also changed me 🙂 Pierre’s godmother is Laura Casiraghi, Stefano’s sister-in-law.
The indeed there is a real Renaissance look to this ensemble, but my minor quibble is the black colour for a baptism. Wouldn’t this be lovely in a rich jewel colour – ruby red or emerald green?
Yes to the jewel colors!
Jackie Kennedy wore a black skirt suit for John Jr.’s baptism. I believe the suit was worn again at JFK’s funeral.
Patsy, it was a little hard on the eyes to verify this, since the photos were all black & white back then, but yes, I believe that you are correct about it being the same suit. I have saved photos from both events onto Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/matthew951/kennedys/. Seems kind of creepy in hindsight, IMO, but I imagine that at the time, she just grabbed the first available black suit.
I really like the “renaissance” look of this hat – the matching coat and the dress are just right, as are the hairstyle and accessories. The rich formality of the black, the fur and the jewellery impress, without overstatement. Here’s a side view showing the cap-like crown: http://www.gettyimages.com.au/detail/news-photo/princess-caroline-of-monaco-and-her-husband-stefano-news-photo/618384108#princess-caroline-of-monaco-and-her-husband-stefano-casiraghi-pose-picture-id618384108