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carlota 01-01-2008 07:15 PM

Favourite gala dress worn by a Crown Princess
Which one is your favourite?

1. Purple gala gown: February 1, 2005
(also wore during dutch visit)

2. Engagement dinner turquoise gown
(also wore in Sweden)

3. Royal wedding: gala in Christianborg

4. Pre wedding concert

5. Luxembourg state visit

6. Australia: first gala, Red cross

7. Australia: Victor Chang gala

8. Australia: orange gown
(also wore in Denmark during engagement period)

9. Henrik's birthday black gown

10. Pre wedding gala: silver gown with Prada coat

11. Purple gown at Romanian visit
(also wore for new year court 2008)

12. 2002 wedding

carlota 01-01-2008 07:24 PM

13. Australia: red gala gown

14. Australia: blue gala gown
(also wore during state visit)

15. Australia: light purple gala gown

16. Australia: grey gala gown

17. wedding in september 2004

18. At the opera: black gown and fur

19. Luxembourg state visit: black gown

20. Carolina Herrera gala gown

21. At the ballet: Bournevilleana

22. Gala gown at new year's court: deep blue

23. Gala for diplomatic corps in golden and purple

carlota 01-01-2008 07:32 PM

24. Amalienborg 2007: burgundi gown

25. Christianborg 2007: purple gown

26. Black gala gown by Elie Saab wore in Harald of Norway's celebrations

27. Colourful gala gown in Luxembourg's silver wedding celebrations

maymayflying 01-01-2008 09:48 PM

I like this dress,very graceful.

Alisa 01-01-2008 10:06 PM

Here's another to add to the list:

Worn in NYC last Sept:
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Drottning 01-01-2008 10:49 PM

I loooooooooooooooooooooooooooove the purple Julian MacDonald gown (it was designed by him right?). She looks just smashing in deep purple. It livens up her porcelain complexion and chesnut locks.

Madame Royale 01-01-2008 11:36 PM

I must admit I have a few..surprise!

If it's by Birgit Hallstein, Henrik Hviid, Julie Fagerholt, Niels Kristiansen, Uffe Frank and Alexander McQueen then it's got my blesssing.

Madame Royale 01-01-2008 11:38 PM


Originally Posted by Drottning (Post 711073)
I loooooooooooooooooooooooooooove the purple Julian MacDonald gown (it was designed by him right?). She looks just smashing in deep purple. It livens up her porcelain complexion and chesnut locks.

The one Mary wore in New York of 2005? That's actually Alexander McQueen.

Incas 01-02-2008 12:48 AM

I love anything in true red: It was a fabulous color and great cut.

Mandy 01-02-2008 05:07 PM

Thanks Carlota for this wonderful idea. :smile: I've added a poll to the thread, however since the poll allows only 25 questions, I used Carlota's first 25 suggestions.

Have fun! :flowers:


Drottning 01-02-2008 05:46 PM


Originally Posted by Madame Royale (Post 711080)
The one Mary wore in New York of 2005? That's actually Alexander McQueen.

Thanks a million!

LadyK 01-02-2008 06:55 PM

This is such a difficult question- almost all of Mary's gala gowns are fantastic! Since I was forced to choose only one, I chose the silver gown she wore for her engagement dinner. That whole outfit worked for me- the dress, the makeup, the parure, combined with Mary's natural elegance- stunning.

I also loved the purple and grape gown she wore last New Years, while pregnant with Isabella, the red dress she wore in Australia, the blue dress from Australia, the red velvet maternity dress, and there were probably a couple more I gushed about at one time or another.
The only ones I really don't love are the green dress she wore during the Luxembourg state visit (just not flattering), the black dress she wore to the opera in Norway (not as pretty as the rest), and that grayish-mauve sheathe tank dress she continues to drag out even though the color doesn't do her any good.

Fashionista100 01-02-2008 08:54 PM

I know, I can only choose one!! I choose the turquoise one shoulder gown she has worn about 4 times. She wore it during her engagement period. I loved it when she piled her hair ontop her head and wore her two strand pearl chocker. It was so chic!

I also like the blue evening dress she wore in Australia and recently at a state banquet for a SA country. She had a potrait painted in it.

I also like the red dress with the drape across the front she wore in Australia, very beautiful.

I also like the purple Sari dress.

I'm not to keen on the ones she wore when she was pregnant. But the great thing about those is they can be reworked and worn again.

dazzling 01-03-2008 03:25 AM

Some great gala gowns. Im not too sure if the Carolina Herrera skirt & top is considered as a gala gown.

I'd love to see which gown gets the most votes because most of them are lovely.

I'd also like to see her repeat some gowns such as #3, 4, 9, 13, 17 & 21
Not to keen on the following dresses #1, 5 & 10

Her_Majesty 01-03-2008 04:59 AM

My fave is this one:
I love it. The cut the color. It looks so fairy-tale-like!

If I had a second vote I'd vote for the sari gown (worn in 2004 and just 2 days ago):

agami.pearl 01-03-2008 07:25 AM

my favourite is turquoise gown she wore on her engagement dinner; she looks really good in this colour and I really like this dress :)
I'd like also silver-white gown from wedding gala.

Duke of Marmalade 01-03-2008 07:46 AM

Many thanks for this wonderful collection carlota. I don't like all of them but at least 3/4 are simply fabulous and prove a terrific taste. As I can only vote for one dress I go for the turquoise gown (#2) - wonderful!

MissSaga 01-03-2008 07:54 AM

It's soo hard to choose !

But this one is just perfect:It's lovely, romantic, sort of vintag(y).LOVELY!:wub:
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This one is so beautiful too

And the sari gown too, magnificent


love, love, love, love, love this one. One of her very, very best.

marine2109 01-03-2008 12:26 PM

My favourite dress is this one:

Liz 01-03-2008 01:07 PM

I'm surprised no one likes the light purple dress. I think it's quite elegant and I love the little jacket that goes with it. :smile:

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