This year’s postponed Bal de Rose, Monaco’s annual glittering fundraiser for the Princess Grace Foundation, finally took place in the principality on Friday. The ’20s theme of the event brought out plenty of Art Deco-era sparkle!
Princess Caroline is the Grimaldi most associated with this particular gala event, though her brother, Prince Albert II, usually attends as well. Caroline tapped a friend, the famed designer Christian Louboutin, to take on the artistic direction for the event. Together, they selected the theme “Les Années 20, le retour” (“Return to the 1920s”).
Caroline’s children and their partners were also in attendance for the ball. From left to right, we’ve got Pierre Casiraghi and his wife, Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi; Andrea Casiraghi and his wife, Tatiana Santo Domingo Casiraghi (partially hidden); Princess Caroline; Prince Albert; Christian Louboutin; Charlotte Casiraghi Rassam and her husband, Dimitri Rassam; and Princess Alexandra of Hanover with her boyfriend, Ben-Sylvester Strautmann.
The ’20s theme was reflected in the clothes and jewels worn by many of the family members at the ball. The length of Princess Caroline’s dress was a nod to the era.
So were the glittering jewels she wore! The Art Deco-style diamond earrings and diamond sautoir necklace are particularly typical of the ’20s. (She’s worn the earrings for previous gala occasions as well.) Her dazzling brooch (which I think is set with diamonds and rubies) coordinates with period trends as well. She finished off the look with a very modern cocktail ring on her right hand. (Look at the size of that thing!)
Tatiana Casiraghi almost glowed in a dress covered in shimmering sequins, a nod to the glitz and glamour of the era.
She kept her jewelry fairly minimal, adding a pair of round diamond earrings, a diamond tennis-style bracelet, and rings on both hands.
Charlotte Casiraghi’s styling for the event was very on-trend for the ’20s era, especially her faux-bob hairstyle.
No earrings for Charlotte, sadly, but we did catch a glimpse of a starry accessory in her hair.
She also wore an intriguing bracelet on her right wrist. (Could those be pearls and diamonds, perhaps?)
Beatrice Casiraghi wore an elegant gown with a high neckline and a vintage pattern.
She added an interesting pair of earrings and a large cuff bracelet. I wish we had better views of both!
The award for the most eye-catching dress of the night undoubtedly goes to Princess Alexandra. I’m not sure I’d call this ’20s-inspired, but it’s certainly attention getting!
Though her dress may not have been immediately on theme, her diamond jewelry for the night was much more in line with ’20s jewelry trends.
She wore a diamond necklace with a simple, classic design, plus an eye-catching pair of earrings. These definitely look Deco-inspired to me. Something about their design reminds me a little bit of the fletching on a stylized arrow.