I love me a poofy, dramatic ball gown, so mine eyes were so pleased when Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi wore a Giambattista Valli to the 2016 Bal de la Rose.
Tatler‘s Annabel Rivkin put it perfectly:
“What’s the point of a ballgown unless it’s pouffy? There is no point. Not really. Because an evening dress becomes one only with an element of fantasy. That, and a distinct lack of versatility. It will have to earn its keep in one star-spangled night because it must be so memorable that you can’t wear it again for 20 years.
Grace Kelly founded the ball in 1954 to benefit young artists.