Dec 01, 2023 04:53 AM EST
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visits the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel on June 21, 2023 in Waterloo, Belgium.
The fashion world’s spotlight shone brightly on Queen Maxima of the Netherlands during her recent appearance in Paris.
Stepping out Tuesday in a stunning gown by Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen, the queen’s attire had a fashion connection with one of Beyoncé’s most iconic looks, creating waves in the style sphere.
A clip shared by the Iris van Herpen Instagram account and reposted on X, formerly Twitter, by fans beautifully showcased the gown’s intricate details and Queen Maxima’s elegant aura as she graced the opening of the “Iris van Herpen: Sculpting the Senses” exhibition at the esteemed Musée des Arts Décoratifs.
Queen Máxima was in Paris to open the exhibition of fashion designer Iris van Herpen while wearing an absolutely beautiful and very chic creation designed by Iris! pic.twitter.com/R6Lluo8i1s
— DJFASSHION (@DJFASSHIONWORLD) November 30, 2023
Attending the opening, Queen Maxima radiated elegance in the semi-sheer beige and blush gown that boasted a high illusion neckline, a structured bodice, and a flowing cape, as seen in photos shared by the official X account of the Royal House of the Netherlands.
Koningin Máxima opent de tentoonstelling ‘Iris van Herpen: Sculpting the Senses’ in het Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Parijs, een eerbetoon aan de vooruitstrevende ontwerpen van Van Herpen. Tijdens de rondleiding spreekt zij de curatoren en betrokkenen. https://t.co/iBpwxVEN4q pic.twitter.com/oQacpfSgwW
— Koninklijk Huis (@koninklijkhuis) November 28, 2023
The striking ensemble bore a resemblance to Beyoncé’s attire by the same designer during a “Renaissance” world tour stop in Amsterdam, where the superstar mesmerized audiences in a bespoke illusion mini dress with a grand collar and cape, according to Vogue.
Queen Maxima’s sartorial choice wasn’t a coincidence. It aligned with the theme of van Herpen’s exhibit, which explores nine elements, including “water” and “skeletons,” according to a statement from the Royal House of the Netherlands.
During the event, the royal congratulated Paris for hosting the exhibit’s debut, highlighting the significance of the display, WWD reported.
Known for her bold fashion statements, Queen Maxima is often seen alongside King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands at events, epitomizing regality and style in her wardrobe selections.
In new portraits marking King Willem-Alexander’s decade-long reign, the queen showcased her flair for blending elegance with history by rewearing a combination comprising a blush gown and her Stuart Tiara.
Queen Maxima previously wore the historic piece and the gown for a state banquet in Belgium in June.
Er zijn nieuwe staatsiefoto’s van Koning Willem-Alexander en Koningin Máxima. De foto’s zijn gemaakt ter gelegenheid van het tienjarig Koningschap van de Koning dit jaar. https://t.co/bBF6HH005C pic.twitter.com/tJl61hT58f
— Koninklijk Huis (@koninklijkhuis) November 10, 2023
The warm rapport between Queen Maxima and Queen Mathilde of Belgium was palpable during the state visit, People reported. From their shared whispers to their radiant presence bedecked in pastel gowns and glittering jewels, their camaraderie further enriched the royal occasion, affirming the historical ties and amicable relations between their nations.
Amid fashion statements and diplomatic camaraderie, Queen Maxima continues to captivate not only with her fashion choices but also with her grace and charm, embodying the essence of regality with every appearance.