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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Montblanc Gala

Montblanc hosted a black-tie gala event in Monaco on September 8 to pay tribute to the iconic Princess Grace of Monaco in the presence of members of the royal family, such as H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover, and Princess Charlene of Monaco. Three-hundred and fifty VIP guests and celebrities such as Naomi Watts, Jerry Hall, Elsa Pataky, Olivia PalermoEva Herzigova, Viktor & Rolf, Carmen Cass, Daryl Hannah and Natalie Imbruglia celebrated the global launch of the Montblanc Collection Princess Grace de Monaco collection. Montblanc supports to the Princess Grace Foundation USA, and this collaboration will provide aid to emerging actors, designers, directors, filmmakers, choreographers and dancers in this sixtieth year since Grace Kelly’s silver screen debut. Before the collection was unveiled, guests enjoyed a one-night-only-event production by Robert Wilson at the Opera Garnier. Attended by H.S.H. Prince Albert of Monaco and H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover, “Grace for Grace” is a tribute in three acts: a musical and visual journey through Princess Grace’s life from Philadelphia girl to Hollywood star and finally to princess. The performance featured singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, opera stars Bryn Terfel, Diana DamrauShenyang, prima ballerina Gillian Murphy and singer/songwriter Martha Wainwright.  The costumes were specially designed by Viktor & Rolf.

Photo Credit: Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Montblanc

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