Princess Charlene of Monaco echoes Grace at the Oscars

February 26, 2012

Princess Charlene got mixed reviews on the red carpet at tonight’s Oscars. She played her fashion trump card, Queen of Neutrals, in a cream and nude Akris gown.

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Their Serene Highnesses on the red carpet at the Oscars. Photo: Getty

Do you think she deserves the Oscar for Best Costume Design? I think she takes it away for Best Supporting Actress.

It’s hard enough for any woman to decide what to wear to the Oscars. How about if your mother-in-law, of fond memory, was an Oscar-winning actress? You can’t choose a dress that looks like anything she wore on screen or to the Academy Awards.

Princess Charlene walked the 21st century walk and sidestepped any comparison with the late Princess Grace, formerly 1955 Best Actress winner Grace Kelly.

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Grace Kelly wore an Edith Head gown when she won the Oscar for Best Actress in 1955. Photo: Zuma


Princess Charlene’s earrings are from Montblanc, according to tweets  from The Royal Couturier. Montblanc currently has a collection in honor of Princess Grace. Backstory on that here.

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Princess Charlene of Monaco at the 2012 Academy Awards. Photo: AFP

So was Charlene’s updo an homage to Princess Grace? It really reminded me of another Grace, altogether.


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Grace Jones!

* Grace Jones is still rocking.


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