20 February 2019

Caroline, Karl, and the Rose Ball

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On Tuesday, we learned of the death of Karl Lagerfeld, the famed designer and creative director of Chanel. Royal fans will recognize Karl as one of the close friends of Princess Caroline of Monaco. Today, we've got a retrospective of Karl and Caroline together at the annual Rose Ball, an event that he often helped design.



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Bow ties and a chatelaine at the Rose Ball, 1985


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Emeralds and a floral brooch, Rose Ball 2003


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Rings and necklaces, Rose Ball 2004


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On the dance floor, Rose Ball 2005


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Golden gloves and aquamarines, Rose Ball 2006


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Diamonds and digital cameras, Rose Ball 2008


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Statement jewels and Chuck Berry, Rose Ball 2009


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A heart pendant (with horns!) and an emerald brooch, Rose Ball 2013


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Big earrings and a dazzling brooch, Rose Ball 2014


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Incredible Monegasque diamonds, Rose Ball 2015


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Hoops and sparkles, Rose Ball 2016


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Exuberant jewels and statement pins, Rose Ball 2017


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Belperron and diamonds, Rose Ball 2018