Princess Alexandra of Hanover caused a sensation this Friday, July 8, 2022, when she appeared in her Giambattista Valli dress on the red carpet rolled out at Sporting Monte-Carlo. The princess was accompanied by her boyfriend, Ben-Sylvester Strautmann, to attend the long-awaited Bal de la Rose 2022, organized by her mother, Princess Caroline, whose artistic direction was entrusted this year to Christian Louboutin.
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A Giambattista Valli princess dress for Alexandra of Hanover
Princess Alexandra of Hanover, 22, could not miss this great social event in the Rock. The Bal de la Rose is usually the first big ball that opens social events in Monaco. The ball is traditionally organized in March but its 2022 edition has been postponed to June due to health measures. The ball had not been organized for two years for the same reasons.
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Princess Alexandra of Hanover, who is 13th in the order of succession to the Monegasque throne, arrived on the arm of her basketball player, Ben-Sylvester Strautmann. His interpretation of the 1920s, the theme chosen this year by Princess Caroline for her ball, was closer to the flamboyant side of the Roaring Twenties. Princess Alexandra wore a red and white evening dress by Giambattista Valli. The candy dress is also reminiscent of the two colors of the Monegasque flag.
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The red and white candy dress of Princess Alexandra of Hanover
This year, the evening organized by the Société des Bains de Mer for the benefit of the Princess Grace Foundation, had the theme “The 20s, the return”. Princess Caroline, who is the honorary president of the foundation that bears her mother’s name, called on Christian Louboutin, the designer known for his red-soled shoes, to decorate the Salle des Etoiles at Sporting Monte-Carlo. Performances, sumptuous sets, the prestigious guests were immersed in the Roaring Twenties.
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If Princess Alexandra of Hanover instead chose the flamboyant side of the Roaring Twenties, wearing a dress reminiscent of a candy cane, Princess Caroline instead chose the sober side, wearing a dark dress. Charlotte Casiraghi, Princess Caroline’s eldest daughter, was the complete opposite of her half-sister. Charlotte had also chosen sobriety, in a white Chanel dress. Charlotte had bet on the hairstyle with a large wick.
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Tatiana Santo Domingo, the wife of Andrea Casiraghi, wore a shiny sequined dress, reminiscent of those of Charleston dancers. Tatiana’s beautiful sparkling champagne-colored dress was designed by Temperley London. As for Pierre Casiraghi and his wife, Beatrice Borromeo, let’s underline their usual elegance, although Beatrice rather played sobriety for this evening.
The Bal de la Rose, organized by the Société des Bains de Mer (Monte-Carlo SBM), for the benefit of the Princess Grace Foundation, is above all a charity evening. “The Ball is not for all that a simple social gathering, intended solely for the pleasures of celebration. Above all, it is a charity with an international influence., explains the Monte-Carlo SBM. To liven up the evening and raise funds, paintings and sculptures are offered in raffle lots. International stars had answered the call, including Janet Jackson.