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Queen Maxima of the Netherlands dons floral headpiece at art gallery

A flower crown fit for a Queen! Maxima of the Netherlands channels Frida Kahlo as she attends exhibition dedicated to Mexican painter

  • Maxima of the Netherland, 50, visited art exhibit at the Drents Museum in Assen 
  • Gallery displays two major Frida Kahlo museum collections in one new exhibit 
  • From autumn 2021, the entire museum will be dedicated to the Mexican painter
  • Dutch royal donned floral headpiece paired with chunky jewellery and full skirt 


Queen Maxima of the Netherlands channeled Frida Kahlo today as she attended the opening of an exhibition dedicated to the Mexican surrealist painter. 

The Dutch royal stepped out in a vibrant blue and pink floral headpiece as she attended the Viva la Frida! Life and Art of Frida Kahlo exhibition at the Drents Museum in Assen. 

Kahlo was a fashion icon in her own right, often accessorising with ribbons, full skirts, chunky jewellery and loose peasant blouses embroidered with vividly coloured flowers. 

Maxima, 50, opted for a fuchsia long-sleeved top paired with a white satin skirt decorated with colourful purple and orange and was seen clutching a bunch of purple flowers at the event. 

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands channeled Frida Kahlo today as she attended the opening of an exhibition dedicated to the Mexican surrealist painter

The Dutch royal stepped out in a vibrant blue and pink floral headpiece as she attended the 'Viva la Frida! Life and Art of Frida Kahlo' exhibition at the Drents Museum in Assen

The Dutch royal stepped out in a vibrant blue and pink floral headpiece as she attended the ‘Viva la Frida! Life and Art of Frida Kahlo’ exhibition at the Drents Museum in Assen

In true Kahlo style, she teamed her vibrant look with chunky, purple earrings while layering gold and silver bracelets. 

Her blonde tresses were slicked back in a sleek low bun and opted for a touch of bronze and highlight with a dark smokey eye and eyeliner.  

The exhibition will see two major Frida Kahlo museum collections, Museo Dolores Olmedo and Museo Frida Kahlo come together for the first time. 

Both on loan from Mexico City, Museo Dolores Olmedo has the largest holdings of Kahlo’s top paintings and drawings in the world while Museo Frida Kahlo showcases biographical objects.

Maxima is seen gazing at a picture of the Mexican painter,  famed for her colourful but disturbing self-portraits and fashion sense

Maxima is seen gazing at a picture of the Mexican painter,  famed for her colourful but disturbing self-portraits and fashion sense 

Maxima, 50, opted for a fuchsia long-sleeved top paired with a white satin skirt decorated with colourful purple and orange and was seen clutching a bunch of purple flowers at the event

Maxima, 50, opted for a fuchsia long-sleeved top paired with a white satin skirt decorated with colourful purple and orange and was seen clutching a bunch of purple flowers at the event

From autumn this year, the entire museum will be dedicated to Kahlo and the exhibit will include the artist’s famous Self-portrait with Monkey, The Broken Column, her clothing, painted corsets and jewellery. 

Maxima is a fan of the painter in and in February 2020 attended the world premiere of Frida at Dutch National Opera & Ballet in Amsterdam, which was inspired by the painter’s life story. 

The painter, who died in 1954, was famed for her colourful but disturbing self-portraits, her unabashed mono-brow, and a turbulent marital relationship with fellow artist Diego Rivera.  

Her unique style made her a fashion muse and earned her a spot in Vogue magazine in 1937. 

In true Kahlo style, she teamed her vibrant look with chunky, purple earrings while layering gold and silver bracelets while her blonde tresses were slicked back in a sleek low bun

In true Kahlo style, she teamed her vibrant look with chunky, purple earrings while layering gold and silver bracelets while her blonde tresses were slicked back in a sleek low bun

Maxima, who is known to love colourful numbers, stepped out last month in an equally as vibrant ensemble to visit the museum of modern art in Amsterdam. 

She visited the Stedelijk Musuem, which displays modern and contemporary art, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Fonds Kwadraat, an art foundation which provides funding for art projects around the Netherlands. 

The Fonds Kwadraat was created 50 years ago in 1971, and aims to finance art projects by providing interest-free loans to artists. 

Since its creation, the independent foundation has financed around 1,800 projects for a total amount of almost 6,500,000 euros. 

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