Wishing Empress Michiko a happy 87th birthday today with a look back at one of her hats. This layered turban was worn to the Tokyo Olympics on October 21, 1964 speaks very much to the fashion of the times (the layers are a lovely touch). And of course, a nod must be given to the most darling cap on young Prince Naruhito!
Images from Getty as indicated
Michiko and Akihito have long been a handsome couple and I’ve thought Michiko has looked elegant in any era; this photo just proves it again. And Naruhito in his cap is so cute. I’m glad the Japanese Imperials continue to be featured on here; I’ve learned a lot about them over the years thanks to their inclusion!
Michiko has always had such a distinctive style which references fashion of the time whilst being very her, and looking back at all these pics shows that. It’s very different to the younger women in the Japanese IF who are more conservative. She’s a very stylish woman, lovely now and very beautiful on her youth.
The Empress wore many beautiful turbans in the 1960s, this one is described in one article as deep green, and moss green in another.
Didn’t she look very elegant at the Olympics?
Thank you, JImbo for sharing those beautiful color pictures. Those turbans are probably my least favorite style of hat Michiko pulls them off with her usual flawless style. I miss her!
Brilliant find! The murky colour is a bit unexpected but tops such an understated glam look.