08 March 2016

Royal Gown of the Day: March 8

I mentioned the Norways and their recent slightly undercover tiara dinner in Sunday Tidbits, but the repeated gown worn by Crown Princess Mette-Marit deserves a closer look.
Mette-Marit first made waves in this dress in 2012 for the dinner before the wedding of the Hereditary Grand Duke and Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg. She later wore it for portraits marking the crown princely couple's 40th birthdays. Created by Peter Dundas for Pucci as part of the Green Carpet Challenge, the dress includes "organic silk georgette, crepone and organic silk organza". The intricate beading is created with 100% recycled glass beads.
2012 again, wearing the Diamond Daisy Tiara
I love this dress. It serves as a welcome departure from many of her favorite design features, but it's still very much an M-M choice. The geometric beading is a nice change from florals and the red is a nice change from the pastels and whites she adores for evening gowns, but the ruffles she loves are still present in that dramatic skirt.
Another geometric design from the Pucci runway
Peter Dundas and Pucci always did right by Crown Princess Mette-Marit. The Norwegian designer has now moved on to Roberto Cavalli, but I hope they keep their bespoke relationship going as it was before. We could use a little more of this pizzazz.

Photos: via Getty Images and Vogue