The health situation and precautionary measures related to Covid-19 has led to a postponement for a second time of the 66th edition of the Rose Ball (Bal de la Rose) until March 19, 2022.
For more than half a century this traditional ball, this traditional ball has remained a highlight of the Principality. Each year, the royal family chooses a famous artist or fashion designer to decide on a theme and decorate the Ballroom. Every year, Princess Grace was personally involved in the event’s preparation. The choice of roses as a main detail of the decoration was not random, as roses were the favourite flowers of Monaco’s beloved Princess.
H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover, President of the Princess Grace Foundation, chose «Bollywood» as the theme for the 66th Rose Ball, and gave carte blanche to her friend Christian Louboutin to imagine it.
Fascinated by India, the creator designed a grandiose and poetic decor for the Salle des Etoiles at the Sporting Monte-Carlo, the setting of this event.
Traditional Monegasque Ball
The Rose Ball is first and foremost an internationally recognized charity event with all proceeds and other exceptional prizes (sculptures, paintings etc.) going to the Princess Grace Foundation since 1964. This foundation’s vocation is to help people and children in need by developing humanitarian and philanthropic projects. Grace Kelly, who lived her own fairy tale romance to become the Princess of Monaco, had the idea to create this enchanting springtime ball.
The first Ball de la Rose was held in 1954, after her marriage to Prince Rainier III of Monaco. The Rose Ball, always attended by the Princely family, but also by celebrities, businessmen and statesmen from around the world, traditionally takes place in Salle des Étoiles of Monte-Carlo Sporting Club.