We wonder if Karl Lagerfeld was just a little jealous that Giorgio Armani got to design Charlene Wittstock‘s gown for today’s royal wedding in Monaco. If he was, it didn’t show as the Chanel bigwig and Armani shared a bro hug in the courtyard of the Prince’s Palace before Charlene walked down the aisle to marry Prince Albert of Monaco. Why are we more impressed with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s white Reiss dress than with what Wittstock’s Swarovski-heavy gown? Ar we that spoiled by the wonder that is Kate Middleton? According to the Daily Mail, the custom-made Prive gown took Armani’s team 2500 hours to make, 700 of which was spent on the embroidery alone.
Albert and Wittstock, now Princess Charlene of Monaco, were married yesterday in a civil ceremony, and today they took part in a Catholic mass today to become man and wife in front of 850 guests including Karolina Kurkova, Naomi Campbell and boyfriend Vladislav Doronin, and the Earl and Countess of Wessex (Queen Elizabeth’s youngest son, Edward and his wife, Sophie). So…Wittstock didn’t manage to escape the wedding, but one can’t help but notice that she doesn’t look all that pumped to marry Albert.