10 February 2014

Royal Outfit of the Day: February 10

Video: Queen Mathilde accompanied King Philippe for a short introductory visit to France. She wore a pale pink coat with a bow at the shoulder designed by Raf Simons for Christian Dior, paired with a matching hat and Dior handbag.
Obviously, this is a perfect designer-to-event match: Raf Simons is Belgian and he designs for a legendary French label. And it's also a hilarious match (to me), since I just mentioned the possibility of Mathilde in Dior a couple weeks ago when we were chatting about couture. And it's hilarious (to me, again) that even with a different designer, the volume and the bows don't quit. Anyway, I'm glad to see she's chosen something with a vintage Dior feel, as ladylike as can be. It's also very sweet, which suits Mathilde perfectly, and it even improves in movement (see the video above). Well played.

Photos: AP/RTL