Last Updated on 4th July 2011
‘Tis the season to get wed – royally, at that. After April 29th’s grand affair and fashion’s royalty getting wed on Friday, Charlene Wittstock became a Princess this weekend when she married Prince Albert II of Monaco, wearing Giorgio Armani Privé.
Choosing two custom made dresses from the couture Italian label, the new Princess of Monaco wore an off-the-shoulder ivory duchesse satin gown for the wedding ceremony with crystal, gold and pearl embroidery on the front and a double cathedral train.
And, adding a flowing floor-length ivory veil with embroidered silk tulle, she looked suitably elegant, which is probably a relief for Armani’s atelier, who invested 2,500 hours of work in creating the dress, according to Elle UK.
For the reception, she changed into a second Armani Privé gown – a tiered column design embellished with Swarovski crystals.
As far as marriages go, this was surrounded with controversy – rumours suggest Charlene was hesitant to go ahead with the wedding after allegations suggested Prince Albert has fathered a third and possibly fourth illegitimate child with another woman during their relationship – but she can rest assured she looked the part.