The Fête Nationale Monégasque celebrations took place in Monaco today at the Palais Princier and the Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculée. As expected, the Grimaldi’s were there in full force. Like last year, Princess Charlene’s brothers were in attendance.
What Did Princess Charlene Wear?
For the event of the year, the Princess of Monaco donned an Akris ecru double-face cashmere coat with oversized collar, tissue cashmere ribbed turtleneck (fifth turtleneck in a week) and double-face wool flare pants. The custom-made ensemble was designed especially by Albert Kriemler for the occasion based on the Fall 2019 collection.
Princess Charlene paired the pantsuit with an ecru felt wool fedora (designed by Albert Kriemler, realized by Gallia e Peter) and long leather gloves. No clutch in sight this year.
La Princesse de Monaco finished off her look with her nude suede pumps by Jimmy Choo and a striking pair of Repossi earrings. Princess Charlene’s glam was signed by Rubi Long who did soft, natural-looking makeup, and Stephane Madinier who styled Her Serene Highness’s hair in a slick modern hairdo. The hair keeps growing on me as it grows.
Theis gorgeous Luminart earcuff by Repossi is made of yellow, pear-shaped diamonds and is semi-set in white gold
Charlene always looks great in white. The coat is a testament of Akris’s clean, modern style of understated luxury. I find the hat absolutely gorgeous and these earrings have been on my wishlist for the Princess for quite some time
BUT…. here’s my problem with this look… It’s not very memorable and it’s not grand enough for the Fete Nationale. Princess Charlene could have (and already has) worn similar outfit for events that are way more low-key. Without the hat and the gloves, this could’ve been worn to open a school or receive a dignitary. I assume Her Serene Highness thought a pantsuit was a major shift from coat dresses and skirt suits usually worn at this event and didn’t want to rock the boat too much. But greedy me was looking for a bolder statement.
This is still a good look, and mind you, a huge improvement from last year’s, but it won’t go down as her best National Day look in my books. What will, though, is Princess Gabriella’s ensemble.
What Princess Gabriella Wore
The little Countess of Carladès, who wanted to wear a crown to National Day in 2017, gave us two colours and a hat. Not just that, Princess Gabriella got a major fashion house that only designs for adults to make a coat for her!
Akris designed a royal blue and red double-face wool coat. The custom coat is the Akris’s first for children!