We gave up on fitting everything into the Open Post! You can still find all the conversation from THE GREATEST DAY EVER there, along with tiara talk and a blow-by-blow of the entire gala. We pulled the gown discussion over here because, well, it’s a topic unto itself.
The Norwegian royals went all-in on sharing and re-wearing! And it all worked – for once! Everything fit, everything flattered, and they telegraphed a harmonious message of family unity and fashion sustainability. A twofer.
The star of the show, Ingrid Alexandra, re-wore a dress that her mother, Crown Princess Mette Marit, wore in Japan in 2005. The gown is by Alberta Ferretti.
She debuted her birthday gift from great-aunt Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen, the Boucheron Circle Tiara.
Crown Princess Mette-Marit re-wore her Pucci (by Dundas), which she most famously wore for the pre-wedding celebrations of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel.
Queen Sonja – well, we know what she re-wore. All hail the return of BIG BIRD. There are way too many previous outings for us to show them all, but YOU KNOW THIS GOWN. I wonder if Ingrid-Alexandra requested the choice? I can see this gown being fascinating to a young girl, and a grown-up Ingrid wanting it for sentimental reasons.
One of the many, many previous outings, at Crown Princess Victoria’s wedding.
Now, I am guessing Auntie Astrid is re-wearing something, but does it really matter? She looks insanely festive and it makes me happy. She is honoring everyone with her orders and that’s a royal move.
Hat Tip to Baguette “the fishing frog” for identifying it as the gown she wore to King Harald’s 70th birthday celebrations!
Just as she did last night, Princess Martha Louise re-wore a dress from Queen Sonja.
And to close up the circle, Leah Behn re-wore a dress originally worn by Martha Louise! (Huge H/T to Heaven on Twitter for this identification!) This isn’t just any dress; it’s the dress Martha-Louise wore at the pre-wedding event for her wedding to Ari Behn. She removed the bodice detail to make it more contemporary. (H/T to Baguette Dalloway for this information!)
(H/T to our Baguette Pearl for pointing out the inscription). “when they met, every moment became an eternity, and every eternal moment embraced a glimpse of their love.” Very poignant way for Leah to remember her father.
Martha Louise’s other daughters, Maud and Emma Behn, also wore borrowed finery. Maud wore a gown Queen Sonja wore in 1986 and Emma also donned a gown from her grandmother (although no one has found a photo of the Queen wearing it yet). See UFONoMore.
Queen Maxima re-wore a Jan Taminiau dress from the 2019 Japanese enthronement ceremonies. It’s clever to have a gown that plays nicely with both diamonds and rubies, right?
I am a bit annoyed we don’t currently have great full-length photos of the Princess of Orange because Got a photo! I love what I can see of this gown. It’s a new piece by Marchesa It’s a new piece either by Marchesa, Natan, or Tamaniau – all have been floated as possibilities. As you can see from the website, it is a glorious caped number and it is perfect for Amalia. The square neckline, folks, is criminally underutilized.
She debuted the sentimental tiara worn by her mother at her own wedding, the Pearl Button tiara with Queen Emma’s stars. Loads of history there.
The Belgian women wore Armani Privé. Queen Mathilde’s gown is a customized version from the Fall 2020 collection. Once we got over gasping about the NEW TIARA on Princess Elisabeth’s head, we noticed that she was wearing a pretty sophisticated Privé strapless tiered gown and carrying a Privé clutch from the Spring 2021 collection.
Our major surprise of the evening was a new tiara, as yet unidentified, worn by the Duchess of Brabant. Prizes for who figures out the provenance first!
Oh, be still my heart. Crown Princess Victoria and her sweet summer child, Princess Estelle, brought us new togs. I am so happy to see Victoria look so good! She is wearing a Frida Jonsvens gown, and it looks as if pieces of the embellishment were used for the adorable waist detail of Estelle’s dress.
Princess Estelle got her own head bling in the form of pieces of embellishment used on her mother’s gown!
I don’t have identifications for the Greek dresses. I am guessing they are new! Maria-Olympia went full-on Grecian goddess – it’s unfortunate but we don’t have great photos of Marie-Chantal yet.
Yeah for Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie! She returned to Elie Saab for this off-the-shoulder number. I am sure that both Gui and baby Chuck de Lux were stunned by their glamorous wife and mother.
Ah, Crown Princess Mary did OC’s heart good by pairing up the Midnight Tiara with a re-wear of the Ole Lynggaard Flower Gown she wore to Willem-Alexander’s inauguration. Elegant and sophisticated, that’s our Poppins Princess.
Here are some great high-quality photos from Instagram (Vorsten) that will have to tide us over until Getty gets the embeds ready. Enjoy!
Whew! I am going to lie down with a cold drink now! I hope you had as much fun as we did!