Charlotte Casiraghi reveals the clothes she wears that once belonged to grandmother Grace Kelly

Charlotte Casiraghi has opened up about the clothing she has inherited from her iconic grandmother Grace Kelly in a new interview for Town & Country's December 2022/January 2023 issue. 

She also talked about her family, relationship with her mother, style, philosophy studies and more in the issue, which was shot by Ellen Von Unwerth.

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Charlotte wears Chanel throughout the shoot

Though she has several pieces from her grandmother's wardrobe, the majority of it is archived at the palace, making it a lot less accessible than your average granny's clothing. "I'm not going to tell you, 'Oh, I wear this for lunch at home,'" she says of her grandmother's heirlooms, which include a colour wheel of mousseline scarves and a tweed hunting skirt suit. "But sometimes I can wear the jacket with a shirt." With her mother's clothing she says it's much easier, "We can just go in her closet."

She also revealed details about her close relationship with Karl Lagerfeld. Her passion project for Chanel, Rendez-vous Littéraires (Literary Rendezvous) brings together women writers and friends of the House to discuss the theme of women's empowerment, through their own works or those of historical literary figures. A series of episodes is dedicated to these literary journeys, spearheaded by the young royal, all of which are available to watch on the brand’s website. The initiative is poignantly in keeping with both Gabrielle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld's passion for literature.

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The young royal has lived her entire life in the spotlight

Lagerfeld, the Chanel visionary and a lifelong friend of her mother's Caroline, Princess of Hanover. The designer was said to dote on young Charlotte, giving her books when she spent summer holidays at La Vigie, his neoclassical clifftop villa on the Côte d’Azur: a volume of the German philosopher Johann Fichte during her early philosophy studies, the letters of Virginia Woolf when she expressed an interest in female voices. “He had a passion for certain women writers,” Casiraghi says, noting Lagerfeld’s love of Katherine Mansfield and Emily Dickinson. “It’s something he really gave me access to at a young age.”

Photographed by: Ellen Von Unwerth

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