King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima continued the second day of their state visit to Great Britiain today with visits to Downing Street,Pop Brixton in South London and the Thames River where they watched a joint British and Dutch naval demonstration. For this day of events, Queen Máxima gave a nod to her UK hosts, wearing a new hat by London-based Irish milliner Philip Treacy.
In luxurious black felt, the blocked design follows a teardrop shape with deep crease down the middle and is simply trimmed with a single black quill and anchored by two black jeweled beads. The design is all about line and shape – both of which make a major statement even amidst the design’s restrained simplicity and are beautifully highlighted with the wonderful sheen of that velvet fur felt.
On its own, the hat is interesting but combined with this black beaded magenta dress, black accessories (including those sharp drop earrings) and another exquisitely styled chignon, the overall look is magnificent. Choosing a hat made by the host nation during a state visit is always a lovely touch styling it into a look like this is diplomatic dressing on a whole other level.
Designer: Philip Treacy. It is OC 497 from AW 2018. Dress by Oscar de la Renta.
Previously Worn: This hat is new
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new