Queen Maxima, 52, travelled to Paris to inaugurate an event. When she entered the Musée des Arts Décoratifs along with France’s First Lady, Brigitte Macron, she immediately caught the eye with her radiant gown by Iris van Herpen.

The floor-length gown featured a high collar and cape, as well as embroidery and a glittering puffy skirt, ensuring that all eyes were on the Queen as she stepped onto the red carpet. She braided her blonde locks into a neat hairdo and accessorised the look with elegant sparkling earrings to match the glamorous dress.

Meanwhile, Emmanuel Macron’s 70-year-old wife Brigitte showed off her signature Parisian chic style in a white coat and black heeled shoes. Both ladies were without their spouses at the event in the French capital.

The Dutch queen’s appearance in Paris was timed to coincide with the opening of Dutch designer Iris van Herpen’s exhibition ‘Sculpture of the Senses’. Iris van Herpen is a Dutch fashion designer. She started her own label Iris van Herpen in 2007 and in 2011 became an invited member of the Paris Haute Couture Syndicate. Since then, the designer has consistently exhibited her collections at Paris Fashion Week.