The 65th Rose Ball will take place on Saturday March 30th, 2019 in the Salle des Etoiles at the Sporting Monte-Carlo.
This year's edition will be very special as it will pay hommage to Karl Lagerfeld. Karl Lagerfeld had designed the concept of the last five Rose Balls and he is greatly missed this year. May his soul rest in peace.
The theme of this year's ball is "The Riviera", theme chosen by Karl Lagerfeld himself before his passing last February.
History of the Rose Ball
The Rose Ball is an annual ball held in Monaco and organized by the Royal Family to mark the onset of Spring. The Rose Ball is presided by H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince Albert II and H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover. It is anchored in the Principality's tradition and maintains a symbol of glamour and luxury.
Yet first and foremost, the Rose Ball is an internationally recognized charity event with all its proceeds going to the Princess Grace Foundation.
The first ever Bal de la Rose was held in 1954, after the marriage of Prince Rainier III of Monaco to Princess Grace. Princess Grace would be personally very involved in the event’s preparation ; her favorite flowers being roses, they became a main detail of the decor.
Dress code and programme
There is a strict “Black Tie” dress code at the Bal de la Rose. Men have to wear a black or dark-blue tuxedo, trousers of the same color, a black bow tie and a white shirt. Shoes cannot be shiny. A black tie dress code for women is less strict and mainly requires a long evening dress.
The Rose Ball marks the first major international high society event of the year, and welcomes a 1000 guests from all the world, with celebrities and renown artists. The Rose Ball combines tradition and modernity, first starting with a dinner, followed by a live performance and party.
Welcome to Monaco!