Le Bal de la Rose du Rocher 2013
Charlotte Casiraghi and Gad Elmaleh
The “Balle des Etoiles of the Sporting Monte
Carlo” welcomes the traditional Rose Ball,
established by Princess Grace Kelly in 1954.
As well as the tradition started by the Wife of Rainieri III,
each year the evening must be associated with a different
country as well as a rose, the favorite flower of Princess
Grace. This year’s edition was special because it celebrated
the 150th anniversary of the Société des Bains de Mer,
the oldest gaming companies and luxury tourism in the
Principality of Monaco.
For the occasion, Princess Caroline of Hanover,
President of the Fondation Princesse Grace, has
entrusted the direction of the Bal de la Rose du Rocher
to her friend Karl Lagerfeld, who immediately thought
of “a dance beautiful and pop!”.
The designer has chosen to play on the contrast between
the Belle Epoque, with its own rules and its labels, and a
final evening with no patterns. Le Bal de la Rose du Rocher
2013, in fact, began immersed in the atmosphere of the
Belle Epoque thanks to the violins of Prague Philharmonic
before moving to the rhythms of pop and current artists
as Rita Ora and Theophilus London,
until the final dJ set of Caroline de Maigret.
Guests were welcomed in by Albert and Charlene,
Caroline and Charlotte accompanied by Pierre.
Alongside the young Casiraghi their boyfriends
Gad Elmaleh and Beatrice Borromeo. A real debut
for the relationship between Charlotte and actor
Gad Elmaleh, for the first time in a official occasion.
It is also important to remember the cause to which
the proceeds of the dance will be devolved: the 750
euro fee for participation will be provided to the
Princess Grace Foundation, who for years supports
and assists emerging talent in theater, dance and film.
Karl Lagerfeld, Carolina di Monaco in Chanel Couture,
Charlotte Casiraghi in Chanel Couture, Alberto di Monaco,
Charlene di Monaco in Ralph Lauren Collection and Pierre Casiraghi
Charlotte and Pierre Casiraghi
Karl Lagerfeld and Carolina di Monaco
Pierre and Charlotte Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo
Karl Lagerfeld and Rita Ora
Antoine Arnault and Natalia Vodianova in Christian Dior
Cara Delevigne in Chanel Couture
Caroline de Maigret and Cara in Chanel