The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #261  
Old 10-02-2015, 10:41 AM
roseroyal's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Rose Bush, United States
Posts: 5,215
In the minority here, but I like both ladies outfits! That said, I like FLOTUS dress more.
__________________

__________________
Best. Photo. Ever. My RH exactly as he was. Soon after we met- Exactly the same look . At Westminster Abbey on his 90th birthday meeting HM. Another day at the office.
  #262  
Old 10-26-2015, 10:04 AM
Duke of Marmalade's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
TRF Author
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Posts: 12,398
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands attend the state banquet hosted by President Xi Jinging and his wife Peng Liyuan at the Golden Hall in Beijing, China, 26 October 2015.
http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-ge...1510265021.jpg
http://ppe-agency.com/500px/Oct2015/PPE15102650.jpg

Info from Marengo from the event thread:
The dress is by Matthijs van Bergen and inspired by a painting of Van Gogh.
Modekoningin Maxima.
__________________

  #263  
Old 10-26-2015, 10:56 AM
rubies's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: daytona beach, United States
Posts: 2,723
Regal and stunning. I love this dress. Very conservative for State visit too.
  #264  
Old 10-26-2015, 11:08 AM
Jacknch's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Suffolk/Budapest, Hungary
Posts: 5,603
Firstly, I'm so glad Queen Maxima has recovered from her illness. Kudos to her for carrying on.

Now the dress - I'm thrilled with it. Maxima's style is using symbolism quite a lot these days or designs inspired by art. I imagine many people thought (including myself) that she would go down the route of wearing red to the State Banquet, but I think we saw enough red already at another state banquet :)
I wouldn't say she is literally flying the flag of the Netherlands, but wearing a Van Gogh is pretty close!
__________________
JACK
  #265  
Old 10-26-2015, 11:14 AM
Duc_et_Pair's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: City, Netherlands
Posts: 6,982
The Queen already was inspired by the Japanese Salon at Huis ten Bosch Palace. I more or less expected a similar dress, but now inspired by the Chinese Chamber at Huis ten Bosch (see picture), the green would colour very well with the emeralds. But a Van Gogh painting is very clever too...
  #266  
Old 10-26-2015, 11:20 AM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 1,307
She looks fabulous. I like how the dress style is relatively simple allowing the print in the skirt to stand out.
  #267  
Old 10-26-2015, 11:46 AM
eya eya is online now
Majesty
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: -, Greece
Posts: 8,459
The Queen was stunning. The dress perfect and beautiful the inspiration.
  #268  
Old 10-26-2015, 11:53 AM
dazzling's Avatar
Moderator Emeritus
Blog Editor
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: -, France
Posts: 22,965
I dont like the dress nor the colors, I find the colors boring.
__________________
  #269  
Old 10-26-2015, 11:54 AM
roseroyal's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Rose Bush, United States
Posts: 5,215
Absolutely stunning!
__________________
Best. Photo. Ever. My RH exactly as he was. Soon after we met- Exactly the same look . At Westminster Abbey on his 90th birthday meeting HM. Another day at the office.
  #270  
Old 10-26-2015, 12:01 PM
Duc_et_Pair's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: City, Netherlands
Posts: 6,982
Quote:
Originally Posted by dazzling View Post
I dont like the dress nor the colors, I find the colors boring.
It is a painting by Van Gogh when he was in St Rémy de Provence... and the Queen wore the colours he himelf painted



No copyright - Vincent van Gogh (Olive orchard near Saint Rémy 1889)
  #271  
Old 10-26-2015, 12:11 PM
dazzling's Avatar
Moderator Emeritus
Blog Editor
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: -, France
Posts: 22,965
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair View Post
It is a painting by Van Gogh when he was in St Rémy de Provence... and the Queen wore the colours he himelf painted



No copyright - Vincent van Gogh (Olive orchard near Saint Rémy 1889)
I read that. Sorry but I am suppose to like it? It's not of my taste.
__________________
  #272  
Old 10-26-2015, 12:15 PM
Duc_et_Pair's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: City, Netherlands
Posts: 6,982
Quote:
Originally Posted by dazzling View Post
I read that. Sorry but I am suppose to like it? It's not of my taste.
Of course not, but whe can not ask the Queen to change Vincent's colours, can we? Maybe she could have opted for Sunflowers, but allez... it is nice for such an understated event.
  #273  
Old 10-26-2015, 12:28 PM
Tilia C.'s Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: O, Germany
Posts: 4,686
On the first pics I saw there was only the upper part to be seen, and I thought the dress nice and beautiful. But when I saw the full gown I stopped breathing! The look is so beautiful, so clever, so very special, I simply love it!

Actually I expected something similar to the Taminau gown from Princes Day. So this came as a double surprise. This gown screems Dutch, not Chinese.
__________________
Please vote in our TRF Fashion Polls


  #274  
Old 10-26-2015, 12:46 PM
stephanievl's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: n/a, Belgium
Posts: 3,161
I don't like the lower part of the dress.
Not my taste, this dress.
  #275  
Old 10-26-2015, 01:17 PM
Duc_et_Pair's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: City, Netherlands
Posts: 6,982
I can tell from the colour of the jewels that the lighting in the banqueting venue is poor. The emeralds, really very green in daylight, appear pale blue on the pictures. This de-colouring also will have effect on the dress. We have to wait for pictures with more natural colour light.
  #276  
Old 10-26-2015, 01:17 PM
bertie5252003's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,291
I really like the gown she looks lovely the necklace is stunning with it ... love the hair.
  #277  
Old 10-26-2015, 01:38 PM
IloveCP's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: -, United States
Posts: 9,142
Interesting dress but I don't like it.
  #278  
Old 10-26-2015, 01:46 PM
Marengo's Avatar
Administrator
Royal Blogger, TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 18,447
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair View Post
Of course not, but whe can not ask the Queen to change Vincent's colours, can we? Maybe she could have opted for Sunflowers, but allez... it is nice for such an understated event.
True, but nobody forced Mr. van Bergen to print/paint the colours on a dress, or HM to wear such a dress. I actually like it though. The upper part seem to have a brush-pattern. The dress is simular to the Taminiau gown indeed, it is surprising that it is by a different designer.

I thought that Matthijs van Bergen went bankrupt in March btw.
__________________
TRF Rules and FAQ
  #279  
Old 10-26-2015, 02:31 PM
soapstar's Avatar
Super Moderator
Picture of the Week Coordinator
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hermosa Beach, United States
Posts: 3,714
I normally think Maxima knocks it out of the park with her gowns, but this one just doesn't do it for me.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dazzling View Post
I dont like the dress nor the colors, I find the colors boring.
I have to agree. I think it's cool that she wore a gown inspired by a Van Gogh painting, but I find the dress/colors boring. Maybe I'll change my mind once I see more photos.
  #280  
Old 10-26-2015, 02:41 PM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: An Iarmhí, Ireland
Posts: 17,951
Quote:
Originally Posted by IloveCP View Post
Interesting dress but I don't like it.
Yes it is very interesting and hats off to queen Máxima for wearing the dress but I'm not sure if I like it or not,maybe I need to see more photos.
__________________

__________________
September 14th, 1982-Death of HSH Princess Grace of Monaco
Closed Thread

Tags
queen maxima, queen maxima cocktail dresses, queen maxima dresses, queen maxima eveningwear, queen maxima fashion, queen maxima style, royal fashion


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Queen Máxima's Eveningwear Part 4: April 2016 - June 2017 dazzling Archives 406 06-24-2017 11:57 AM
Queen Máxima's Eveningwear Part 2: April 2014 - March 2015 dazzling Archives 392 03-21-2015 12:53 PM
Queen Máxima's Eveningwear, Part 1: April 2013 - April 2014 iceflower Archives 389 04-06-2014 04:35 AM
Crown Princess Máxima's Eveningwear Part 3: March 2011 - January 2012 iceflower Archives 389 01-30-2012 06:15 AM
Crown Princess Máxima's Eveningwear Part 2: September 2009 - March 2011 dazzling Archives 386 03-20-2011 03:52 AM




Popular Tags
albania best outfit birthday carl gustaf chris o'neill crown princess mary crown princess mary fashion crown princess victoria current events denmark fashion poll general news hereditary grand duchess stéphanie hereditary grand duke guillaume infanta cristina infanta leonor infanta sofia iñaki urdangarín king felipe king felipe vi king philippe letizia monarchy news november 2016 october 2016 picture of the week prince alexander prince carl philip prince charles prince daniel prince felix prince gabriel prince nicholas prince oscar princess claire of luxembourg princess estelle princess leonore princess madeleine princess mary princess mary fashion princess of asturias princess sofia princess victoria queen elizabeth ii queen letizia queen letizia casual outfits queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia fashion queen mathilde queen mathilde daytime fashion queen mathilde fashion queen maxima queen maxima casual wear queen maxima daytime fashion queen maxima fashion queen maxima hats queen maxima style queen rania queen silvia state visit stephanie succession sweden swedish royal family the duchess of cambridge casual wear the duchess of cambridge daytime fashion the duchess of cambridge fashion the duchess of cambridge hats victoria


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:23 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017
Jelsoft Enterprises