Every year, Monaco’s royal family slip into their finest attire to attend the annual Bal de la Rose (Rose Ball) held at the prestigious Salle des Etoiles. Created in 1954 by the late Princess Grace of Monaco, the ball has become one of the world’s most glamorous high society events, attracting royals and celebrities alike.
This year’s soiree will feature an Art Nouveau theme, created by Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld. The designer will join party guests, including Princess Charlene and Charlotte Casiraghi, at the 63rd annual gathering on Mar. 18.
Since the Rose Ball signals the start of Monaco's society season, socialites and influencers are eager to make a glitzy entrance in bespoke creations by some of the world's to designers. Who can forget Beatrice Borremeo's scarlet Giambattista Valli ball gown that stole the show at last year's gala? The stunning number featured a voluminous tulle ruffled skirt, which made the Italian beauty stand out from the rest of the ladies in Monaco's royal family, who all chose neutrals and pastel colours for the evening.
It is unlikely that Beatrice will turn heads again this year, given that she just gave birth to her first child with husband Pierre Casiraghi on Feb. 28. The couple named the child Stefano Ercole Carlo.