When the pandemic first turned the world on its head, many big charity events were forced to innovate in order to keep raising money and the yearly Rose Ball did just that when they created Covid masks made from the tablecloths designed by Karl Lagerfeld. Now, the embroiderers and seamstresses are back at it with a new range of home products, available in-store and online.
Placemats, laundry bags, cushions, tea towels and more are now for sale between 30 and 50 euros. Each product is decorated or embroidered with the same font that was used on the event poster. The striped products hark back to the Rose Ball’s “Riviera in the 1950s” theme.
“Due to the stricter precautionary measures related to COVID-19, we are forced to postpone this event. We will schedule a new date depending on how the situation develops,” states the SBM website about last March’s postponed event. Thankfully, all the profits from the new line of home products will be going directly to the foundation.
Upcycling for a good cause
Monaco is known across the globe for its environmental and charitable initiatives as well as its luxurious lifestyle, so it comes as no surprise that the high-quality designer tablecloths will be upcycled for a good cause.
To claim a limited edition item, visit one of two Boutiques du Rocher located in Monaco Ville and Monte-Carlo or head to the boutique’s facebook to make an online order.
Karl Lagerfeld’s 20 year contribution to the Rose Ball
Since 1999, Karl Lagerfeld had been in charge of the Rose Ball’s artistic direction, from the poster design to the choice of theme, the décor and even the menu. Karl Lagerfeld even came up with the idea of the 1950s Riviera décor for the 2019 edition, before he passed away.
5,000 masks were made by hand over two months by two seamstresses from the Foundation out of the tablecloths designed by Karl Lagerfeld during the 2017 Bal de la Rose.
The Rose Ball, created by Princess Grace of Monaco in 1954, is usually the Foundation’s largest annual financial return. Currently presided by HSH the Sovereign Prince Albert II and HRH Princess Caroline of Hanover, the Ball is not only a legendary evening of show-stopping glamour, but a gathering which ultimately helps people and children in need through humanitarian and philanthropic projects.