I have to love Her Serene Highness: she rarely (if ever) re-wears anything for big public events. I know that’s not socially correct, but we need at least one royal who brings out the glamor on a regular basis.
Prince Albert and Princess Charlene were in Florence, Italy, taking in the culture and being generally fabulous. They attended a benefit gala dinner with a dual purpose: to raise funds for the Prince Albert Foundation and to celebrate the 160th anniversary of the Monégasque Consulate in Florence. The Princess wore a liquid sequin gown by Akris, which features an “apron” bodice and sheer silk tulle sleeves.
#NEW First pictures of Prince Albert and Princess Charlene, who have just arrived at Palazzo Vecchio in Florence to attend the gala celebrating the 160th anniversary of the Monegasque Consulate in the city 🇲🇨🇮🇹
Charlene looks amazing 🔥 pic.twitter.com/5yNm0WSaxh
— CoutureAndRoyals (@CoutureRoyals) April 12, 2023
The Case for the Dress
The Handbag: Is the apron a little weird? Yes. Does it work? Well, yes. I am onboard, but only for Charlene. I don’t want to see this popping up on just anyone.
LuckeyGirl: We all know that Charlene marches to to the beat of her own drum, but this time I’m in the parade with her. I love this – weird apron / illusion top and all.
The Case Against the Dress
OC: So close to being for the dress. However, with that statement of an apron bodice, I want that illusion fabric to be just that—illusion. If that fabric were HSH’s skin color, the focus would be on the fashion detail (whether to one’s taste or not). A missed opportunity in your ol’ pal OC’s book.