21 March 2016

Princely Event of the Day: March 21

Monaco's annual Rose Ball to benefit the Princess Grace Foundation was held this weekend. This is Princess Caroline's show, and she and her family ruled the roost as usual in a whole lotta Chanel. Chanel was an even bigger guarantee this year, with family friend Karl Lagerfeld in charge of designing the Cuban theme for the evening.
From left to right: Beatrice Borromeo, Pierre Casiraghi, Princess Alexandra, Prince Albert, Princess Caroline, Charlotte Casiraghi, Tatiana Santo Domingo, Andrea Casiraghi, Karl Lagerfeld. Princess Charlene did not attend.

Caroline and her two daughters were a trio of Chanel in biscuits and beiges. Caroline was pretty understated in her Spring 2016 Couture selection, and Princess Alexandra looked lovely making her big debut at the event in Chanel Resort 2016.
I did call for a round of these gossamer capes from the Spring 2016 Couture collection for all the Monacos, and Charlotte delivered! Maybe I should have specified what I wanted underneath as well - this wrinkly highwater business isn't exactly what I had in mind - though I suppose this is all the better to boogie in.

Ruffled skirts were in order for both of Caroline's daughters-in-law. Only one, I'd wager, will be among the dresses you remember from 2016.
Leave it to Beatrice Borromeo to go big or go home, with serious Giambattista Valli couture! She even threw some jewels in the mix, with earrings and what I assume is an emerald necklace.
Well, I love it. This isn't a state banquet or some such serious occasion; she's a woman with a sense of style and access to all the couture she needs. Plus, her mother-in-law has seen to it that the Rose Ball is a high fashion showcase each year. So why not? I love it when an outfit can look extremely fabulous and extremely fun at the same time.
Beatrice's dress from Giambattista Valli Spring 2016 Couture and Tatiana's dress from Gucci Resort 2016

Photos: via Getty Images, Vogue