September 6, 2015

Princess Charlene Wears Dior at the Princess Grace Awards

Last night, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene made an appearance to honor Robert Redford at the Princess Grace Awards in Monte Carlo. We all knew that they would be there – the couple almost never misses the event, as they are the most obvious hosts – but it’s nevertheless delightful to see them. To see them with Robert Redford, however, was possibly one of the most amazing moments we royal watchers have experienced.

Hollywood royalty and Monégasque royalty in one fell swoop: the perfect and most appropriate result for the Princess Grace Awards. I digress to take a look at a beautiful man:

He is glorious, am I right? Siiiiiiigh.

Where was I? Hmmm. Oh yes!

Charlene-watchers around the globe jumped for joy not only to see the Princess, but to see her in such a gorgeous gown! The Princess Grace Awards were sponsored by Dior, so Charlene gave them an appropriate nod by donning one of the gowns from the current Dior AW15 line. The line itself is stunning, and Charlene chose what might be one of the most stunning gowns it hosts.

She chose a short-sleeved, floor-length, high-necked black gown with red embellishments for the occasion. It was form-fitting, A-line and the material draped beautifully over Charlene’s tall, lean, toned physique. Her gorgeous arms were on display, which is always a good idea for Charlene. I only wish we had some photos of the dress from the back – the dress in the fashion show is backless, and I can only imagine how stunning Charlene’s back must be in this gown!

As far as makeup and accessories go, the makeup was of course completely flawless (and her nails complemented the gown’s embellishments perfectly!). I admit that I was surprised by the earrings. They appear pink in the photos, but it might just be the light bouncing off of the gems. It would be an odd choice of color, with red being so prominent in the dress (and on her lips, and on her nails), so I’m fairly certain the apparent color of the jewels is just a trick of the light and camera flashes. As for the shape of them, though, they are gorgeous, and the perfect complement to the dress embellishments.

One more slight surprise for the evening: Charlene’s hair was not as picture-perfect as it usually is. I don’t find it bad at all – au contraire, it actually looks really good – though Charlene usually doesn’t favor the tousled look. We tend to see sleek styling or bouncing blowouts, and this seemed to be way more of a relaxed look for a red carpet event. It’s still good though…

…and the length/cut of the style is perfection. Her neck!

Charlene and Redford chatting away. How much do I love this photo?! Only this one can top it:

Lovebirds. Sometimes these two seem to be floating on the clouds when they look at each other.

Overall, a total WIN for Charlene and Dior last night! She was dazzling perfection. The perfect successor to Princess Grace, and what better night to show it than at the Princess Grace Awards! Until the next time, enjoy the photos and share your thoughts on this gown!

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