Let’s all sit down and have a serious pre-Christmas discussion about some sparkly trousers.
When Queen Mathilde chose these trousers and this shirt from Edouard Vermeulen’s atelier, I can’t imagine she realized how much use she would get out of them. The Hofdames are a bit mixed on these, and I can’t wait to see how Baguettes and Hofdudes react.
In March, the Queen attended a dance performance of “C(H)OEURS” at the Antwerp Opera. She reached into her closet for these repeated silver Prince of Wales patterned trousers and her white shirt with the draped neck and integrated scarf. She carried a silver studded Giorgio Armani clutch. I always thought this fell into the sparkly category, but looking more closely, they may go into the (extremely) shiny category.
We’ve seen the shirt (without the sparkly pants) before. She introduced the 2021 Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition remotely, pairing the blouse with a pair of soft pink trousers. She has a dress in the same style.
She paired both the trousers and blouse for the concert ‘Fur Jan van Eyck’, performed by Collegium Vocale, on September 22, 2020. Accompanied by the King, she posed in front of the ‘Het Lam Gods’ Altarpiece by Hubert and Jan van Eyck at the Sint-Baafs Cathedral (St Bavo’s Cathedral) in Gent. Quite a dramatic outfit for a dramatic venue.
For the May 25, 2021 Queen Elisabeth concert the Queen donned the entire ensemble and paired it with a matching mask – complete with sparkles, of course.
Rocking that sequin face mask for the second finale night of the Queen Elisabeth Competition! 🎹🤘 pic.twitter.com/v7tCepXGiW
— Queen Mathilde Blog (@BlogMathilde) May 26, 2021
As always, we couldn’t write a Queen Mathilde post without GardeRobe Royale. I encourage you to follow all the links in this post to her site to read more about the events!