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Monaco royal wedding: What stunning bridal look is Armani dreaming up?

June 17, 2011
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Giorgio Armani features heavily in Charlene Wittstock’s wardrobe and his beautiful creations have played a significant role in cultivating her increasingly regal style.And with the Italian designer creating her wedding dress, the flaxen-haired beauty will be bellisima.No stranger to dressing royalty, the couturier designed Queen Rania of Jordan's gown for the nuptials of Sweden’s Princess Victoria in June 2010.

Armani is a favourite with Hollywood royalty too. The results were nothing short of breathtaking when he put Katie Holmes in ivory silk, adorned with Swarovski crystal beading, at her wedding to Tom Cruise in 2006. In total, his team worked on her gown for just over than 400 hours.This kind of attention to detail makes his bridal creations elegant, their silhouettes simple but effortlessly stylish.And it is this understated glamour that suits Charlene, a former Olympic swimmer, leading style insiders to think that her dress will embody her brand of fuss-free chic.Of course, the gown for her big day is a closely guarded secret. But a look at the maestro's past creations on the runway and the red carpet give a clue as to what Prince Albert's bride will wear.


Unlike his mother Princess Grace, the couple are not marrying in Monaco's cathedral.

No one could compete with the drama of those highly traditional nuptials. And Albert and Charlene are not even going to try. Instead, they've opted for a romantic open-air affair in the courtyard of the palace.

This should give the sylph-like South African more latitude. So she may choose one of those striking off-the-shoulder styles that we have come to expect from her, which showcase her statuesque athlete's figure so effectively.

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