Sunday 18 February 2018

Princess Charlene of Monaco dazzles in sparkling metallic cut-out gown in Milan

Charlene Wittstock attends the Versace show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on September 22, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage,)
Charlene Wittstock attends the Versace show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on September 22, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage,)
Princess Charlene of Monaco poses before the Giorgio Armani Spring/Summer 2018 show at the Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Princess Charlene of Monaco poses before the Giorgio Armani Spring/Summer 2018 show at the Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Charlene Wittstock attends the Versace show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on September 22, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
Charlene Wittstock attends the Versace show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on September 22, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage,)
Princess Charlene of Monaco poses for photographers upon arrival at the Giorgio Armani womens Fall/Winter 2018/19 fashion collection, presented in Milan, Italy, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Roberta Armani (C), actress Cate Blanchett (L) and Princess Charlene of Monaco pose before the Giorgio Armani Spring/Summer 2018 show at the Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Princess Charlene's style timeline is admirable.

From her time as an Olympic athlete representing her native South Africa to her transition into a princess of Monaco, thanks to her 2011 wedding to Prince Albert, she has assumed the spotlight with grace. Which is why, after six years and two children later, it's of little surprise that she would take the opportunity to take more style risks.

Charlene Wittstock attends the Versace show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on September 22, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
Charlene Wittstock attends the Versace show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on September 22, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)

She is famous for her structured, metallic dresses more in keeping with the ostentatious nature of the Monaco royals, preferring Dior and Carolina Herrera to LK Bennett and Hugo Boss. On Friday, she was a special guest at Versace's now-iconic Spring/Summer '18 fashion show during Milan Fashion Week.

Creative director Donatella paid tribute to her late brother Gianni by reuniting five of the original supermodels: Cindy Crawford, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Helena Christensen, Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell, as well as using his signature prints from 1991 to 1995 throughout the collection. But in a way only a princess can, Charlene stood out from the A-list crowd in a silver dress with slashed cut-outs throughout, paired with a black biker jacket thrown over her shoulders, by, who else? Versace.

Charlene has been causing something of a commotion in recent months - in July, she wore a dazzling sequin jumpsuit by Atelier Versace, days after an asymmetric green gown with multi-coloured collar detail.

Earlier this week though, she opted for a more pared back look in a navy utility jumpsuit and grey coat for the Emporio Armani show on Thursday, with a pair of snakeskin mules.

Charlene Wittstock attends the Versace show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on September 22, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage,)
Charlene Wittstock attends the Versace show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on September 22, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage,)

Consider the royal fashion bar raised.

Princess Charlene of Monaco poses before the Giorgio Armani Spring/Summer 2018 show at the Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Princess Charlene of Monaco poses before the Giorgio Armani Spring/Summer 2018 show at the Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

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