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Old 02-06-2014, 09:12 AM
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Queen Mathilde during an official visit to France today, February 6, looking elegant in a new (coat) dress with a lovely colour - according to press reports it's from Dior:



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I do like the concept of the dress, and the colour works very well with HM. That said, IMO, the tailoring could improve considerably. Look at the side view pic above.

I am also not a fan of the matchy hand bag. A clutch bag to match the shoes would have been great, in my view.
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:26 AM
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Indeed very elegant. And an outfit from the French house of Dior with Belgian Raf Simons as creative director is the perfect diplomatic choice.

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It looks to me as tho' standards are slipping at Dior.. The concept and colour is ravishing, but the execution is very poor..
The hem is so badly stitched i my first thought was this must be by Natan !
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Perhaps I didn't look closely enough at the tailoring, however Mathilde looks every inch the Queen!
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:05 AM
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I didn't notice a problem with the hem stiches but do see too much gapping at the closure.
The outfit is simply elegant and what a great color. I just think it screams for gloves.
the hat, hair and earrings are just perfect on her.Every inch a lady (except gloves!)
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I do like the concept of the dress, and the colour works very well with HM. That said, IMO, the tailoring could improve considerably. Look at the side view pic above.

I am also not a fan of the matchy hand bag. A clutch bag to match the shoes would have been great, in my view.
I fully agree with you. The side seams appear to stick out and not to be properly pressed. One would expect precise tailoring from Dior. Perhaps a gray clutch would have diluted the pink colour.
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he looks stunning.
I love this ourfitt.
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:16 PM
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Love the overall look but when seeing the side view there is a "pulling" effect as if the fit isn't correct. And I'm not sure about the finish at the waist and hemline.

High definition really brings home the issues. But I still love the look - very 50's to me, with a touch of the Maxima's as well.

EDIT: - sorry, just seen that Muriel and others have said the same about the finish.
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I didn't notice a problem with the hem stiches but do see too much gapping at the closure.
The outfit is simply elegant and what a great color. I just think it screams for gloves.
the hat, hair and earrings are just perfect on her.Every inch a lady (except gloves!)
Neither did I. Queen Mathilde looked very elegant and trés chic today. Every inch a Queen.
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Not keen on the bow, but otherwise lovely.
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This look is fantastic. Very regal. And good choice of a french brand with a belgium designer. I think the clutch was appropriate in this colour. A pair of gloves would have made it look even more regal.
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Im surprised that reports are saying this is a Dior creation, I wonder if it is ready to wear or Haute Couture. My impression that it is a Natan outfit, its very much his style and look.

I love the color on herm the idea and the cut but I find the fabric to be very thick and stiff.
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Love the overall, but the bow is too sweet sweet for my taste. Idon´t like bows. But i love the colour and simple hat. So nice.
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She looks lovely and every inch the Queen. Beautiful soft color. But I have to agree with the others about the poor tailoring. It is indeed gapping across her chest area and the seams aren't pressed well. I also agree that gloves would have added to the regal look. That said, this is a wonderful, flattering outfit for Mathilde.
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:31 PM
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Perhaps I didn't look closely enough at the tailoring, however Mathilde looks every inch the Queen!

She looks even more elegant than she normally does. And the pink/black color scheme is so very French!

I didn't even notice the substandard tailoring until it was pointed out here..
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Old 02-08-2014, 02:27 PM
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This look is fantastic. Very regal. And good choice of a french brand with a belgium designer. I think the clutch was appropriate in this colour. A pair of gloves would have made it look even more regal.
She wore gloves but in "neutral"

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Im surprised that reports are saying this is a Dior creation, I wonder if it is ready to wear or Haute Couture. My impression that it is a Natan outfit, its very much his style and look.

I love the color on herm the idea and the cut but I find the fabric to be very thick and stiff.
I think you must be right, this is Natan, with the bow he uses a lot and the poor fit. It has got to be.
Glad she wore gloves but matching pale pink would have been perfection.
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Inside and outside the main outfit , King Philippe wore a winter coat outside.
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