20 September 2017

Modern Maxima at the Ballet

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima attended a performance at the National Opera and Ballet in Amsterdam on Friday, part of a special commemoration of the work of the choreographer Hans van Manen.




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Maxima chose a very statement-making ensemble for the event, including a vibrantly printed dress and oversized jewels.


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Large silver-toned hoop earrings and an enormous statement necklace were Maxima's choices of accessory for the evening.


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Here's a closer look at the necklace, which manages to seem simultaneously modern and ancient.


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The dress stands out in these photographs, but in the rich red interior of the opera house, the gown would surely have blended in well with its surroundings.