second MONAA gala. Many sites applauded Charlene’s look and described it
as “a blue velvet dress with a pair of pumps and earrings”. With no
mention of a designer, I’ve emailed every single fashion house I thought
it might have come from. All but one!
be honest, after the gown turned out not to be by Akris nor Ralph
Lauren, I thought/hoped that it was Armani, Armani usually uses velvet
so it totally made sense back then, as always, Armani people never
replied.I also thought the shoes were Manolo Blahnik that Blahnik’s
people forgot about when they said the pumps weren’t theirs!
how come did I forget back then to contact Dior? Actually both the gown
and the shoes are Dior and both items were not on the runways of the
resort, fall or the spring collections!
wore Graff Diamonds earrings, they have the same concept of Graff’s
iconic Butterfly earrings (shown below) but they’re quite
different on the lower half.
declined to confirm whether the Princess actually owns the earrings or
if they were a loan. The two bracelets the princess wore are not Graff.
Pablo Ardizzone did Charlene’s hair to perfection that night and
Stephane Madinier did her makeup. Both artists have worked with Charlene
on many occasions, most importantly, her wedding day.
At the time when princess Grace was still alive and Marc Bohan was the chief designer at Dior, it was nearly exclusively Dior Grace wore. After her mother's death Caroline continued wearing Dior as long as Bohan worked there (and then left for other designers).
If "Monaco returns to Dior", that would be very good PR for Dior!
charlene is one fierce lady, i love fherabulous gowns her makeup, hair she is soo elegant which modern royal women need to imitate, bravo charlene!
i really like this dress – lovely, flattering color and fit. i don't love the neckline, but that's my personal preference.
more than her dress, i love charlene's hair and makeup! this last year has seen charlene really develop her style: stylish, modern, flattering, and yet elegant and appropriate for royal functions. she has broken free of the beiges and now wears lovely colors. and she's wearing jewelry – some gorgeous statement pieces; still no tiara (where are the pieces we saw at her wedding time?), but i can't quibble about the jewelry she does wear.
waity katie learn from charlene please!
I wish . . .
Wow, Charlene is definitely on a roll. This blue velvet is an absolute dream and her earrings are magnificent.
Her hair and make up are perfect for this occasion.
She realy has a tacky stile.