Queen Máxima was in Rotterdam this morning to open the Theater Zuidplein. For this event, she wore a new saucer disk hat in stripes of cream, tan and black straw trimmed with a pair of elevated black and cream feathers.
It’s SO GOOD!! The graphic rings on the hat could read as gimmicky but are beautifully balanced, giving the perfect amount of dynamic contrast to the hat. The hat has a slight retro feel that pairs beautifully with the classic suit, the equally graphic pieces styled perfectly to work in harmony and not in opposition, as so easily could have been the case. The hat’s scale is fantastic, the finishing is impeccable, and the shape, which we’ve not often seen on Máxima, suits her well. The overall look is beautifully styled, the graphic pieces tempered by neutral accessories that lend elegance and polish to the ensemble. It’s all kinds of punchy perfection.
Designer: Bettina Thomas. It is “African Hoopoe” from the Birds of SA Collection. Dress and Jacket by Oscar de la Renta
Previously Worn: This hat is new
South Africa-based French milliner Bettina Thomas has made some great hats for Queen Máxima and I hope this addition signals an ongoing and growing collaboration. My love for this hat is clear- what do you think of it?!
Photos from Getty and The Dutch Monarchy’s social media as indicated