This year’s Bal de la Rose in Monaco might have had a reggae theme, but Charlotte Casiraghi spun a more ethereal fashion web in a haute couture dress from Chanel, the royal family’s house favorite.
The 19-year-old floated into the Monte Carlo Sporting Club on Saturday night on the arm of her younger brother, Pierre, in a gown straight off the spring 2006 runway — a frothy confection of pink silk organza, festooned with maribou feathers and topped with a sequined cropped black jacket. Her Royal Highness the Princess of Hanover, meanwhile, kept things more streamlined in a black column gown.
But the reggae motif of this year’s ball — which the late Princess Grace began in 1964 and which benefits her eponymous foundation — had everyone hopping to Rasta vibrations from the likes of Salomé de Bahia, The Wailers and Jorge Ben. The Jamaicans even brought a little bit of home with them — the club’s Salles des Etoiles was bedecked with exotic vegetation and painted murals in the vivid colors of the island nation: red, green and yellow. While Charlotte opted for an elegant innocence amid the Caribbean spice, she paid homage to the evening’s laid-back ethos with a perky ponytail perched on top of her head — perfect for spinning on the dance floor with her older brother Andrea.