The Goring Understands The Importance Of Matching Your Room To Your Hat
The Beeston hat inspired by Belgravia Suite 34 (£795 or $1,325)
The Goring has come up with a plan to save genteel ladies from the embarrassment of having their hat clash with their room's decor by introducing their very own hat collection by British milliner, Gina Foster.
This good news comes in good time for the quintessentially British summer "Season"--the Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Ascot, and plenty of Pimms--so, without further adieu, cue the designs of the The Goring Collection by Gina Foster.
Gainsborough -- This golden beauty was inspired by Room 58 and The Terrace. The hat is covered in the Gainsborough silk that adorns Room 58's walls, and the black ribbon trim mimics the ebonized furniture. And the good news is you'll also go with the décor in The Terrace, with its yellow walls, golden silk curtains and black accents. If you're feeling bold, you can flash a little of Gina's signature hot pink silk lining during a proper Afternoon Tea--so risqué. This smart little number is £750 ($1,250).
Three more winners of their class below!
Belgravia -- This smart little number, with its pinok pok (millinery 101 tells us this is a fine coconut fiber) base and swirl of silk roses, is dyed to match the sumptuous red Gainsborough silk wallcoverings in the bedroom of Suite 54, part of the Belgravia Suite collection recently completed by designer Russell Sage. It can be yours for £695 ($1,159).
Victoria -- This elegant number is dyed to match the light blue Damasak Gainsborough silk in Room 59, overlooking The Goring’s large private garden. It's perfect for a summer wedding or a stroll through the gardens at Chelsea and, with it's natural pheasant feathers, you'll perfectly complement the rest of the scenery (for £670 or $1,117).
Goring -- The Goring hat, the hotel's namesake, is inspired by the sparkly pink Swarovski crystal chandeliers in the hotel's Dining Room. Made with hand-dyed acrylic beads shaped into flowers it can be yours for £1,100 ($1,834).
We found an Advance Purchase rate for £393 ($655) at the end of May so that you can show off your new hat at the Chelsea Flower Show.
[Photos: Jack Lawson Photography]