Last Tuesday, Ralph Lauren hosted a dinner and a viewing of his Fall 2013 collection at L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

This was the first time for Ralph Lauren to ever show in Paris. The show was in honour of Ralph’s patronage and sponsorship of L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He restored an entire wing in the school including its amphitheatre.

You probably know that Princess Charlene attended the event wearing a purple Ralph Lauren Collection gown. But actually the gown is described officially by Ralph Lauren as:Ralph Lauren Collection custom amethyst silk taffeta evening dress with organza and organdy silk layers“.


The gown is based on this dress from the Fall 2013 collection (the same that was viewed).


Charlene accessorized her gown with Ralph Lauren custom silver T-bar strappy sandals.

Ralph Lauren strappy sandals
The Princess carried a Ralph Lauren Collection Lizard minaudière that retails for $3,500 (the gown costs somewhere between $10,000 and $18,000).

Now, THE JEWELRY, I got the info confirmed by the Palace. drum roll please!


The earrings and bracelet The Princess of Monaco wore are a part of a historic set that belongs to the House of Grimaldi.


Sadly, the Palace spokesperson said they couldn’t provide anymore information regarding the set at the moment, but hopefully we’ll know more in the future now that Charlene is probably turning to the vaults for bling. In fact I think this move puts many rumours to rest, it also gives me hope that the Grimaldis have other tiaras and significant jewelry than those we know, maybe Charlene is going to embrace them by time.

Close up of the bracelet


Click on the photo above to see the bracelet in all its glory, man, I can only imagine the rest of this set, a necklace, a stomacher, a tiara (one can dream).

You can watch a video of the event HERE.

What do you think of Charlene’s look? Who of Monaco’s princesses do you think the set of jewels belonged to?

Photos: Ralph Lauren, Zimbio,,