The Reason Princess Charlene Kept This Glamorous Gown a Secret

Princess Charlene of Monaco has worn plenty of glamorous gowns, many of which are by her favorite labels, including Dior and Valentino. But Charlene unveiled what's perhaps the most magnificent design we've ever seen at the Red Cross Gala in Monaco. Her Armani Privé look was customized for the evening and featured soft watercolor brushstrokes from top to bottom. The princess took her dazzling ensemble to new heights thanks to diamond chandelier earrings and a matching bracelet and ring. Finally, she held an embellished box clutch that played up her metallic sandals.

Days before the event, Charlene's husband, Prince Albert II, explained she was keeping her dress a secret: "She sometimes asks for my opinion but never for something like this," he told People. "She likes to surprise me." Once you get an all-angles view of Charlene's outfit, you just might understand why. Scroll to see how she completely stole the spotlight in this very special silhouette.