Charlene Wittstock is going to be a bellisima bride.Not only does she have Grace Kelly looks, but Italian designer Giorgio Armani has let it slip he's the royal couturier for her outdoor July wedding to Prince Albert of Monaco.
The 76-year-old Armani told several Italian newspapers, including Affari Italiani, at his Jan. 16 Milan fashion show, "Yes, I will declare, I will make the royal wedding dress."
Armani's representatives did not immediately respond to StyleList's request for comment.
While there's been no confirmation from the tiny principality, Armani's declaration makes fashion sense: Wittstock, a former Olympic swimmer, complained to Tatler last year that she had such bad style instincts she once stepped out dressed like a Christmas tree. Armani, who has recently dressed Wittstock for several important events, seems to have played a significant role in cultivating the beauty's increasingly regal style.
The 32-year-old princess-to-be has been at Armani's couture shows in Paris for the past two years. She was his well-dressed guest at the May 2010 amfAR's Cinema Against Aids Gala in France. She also got raves for the Armani suit she wore to Monaco's National Day this spring and wowed in a blush, Armani one-shoulder column dress at Monaco's 62nd Red Cross Ball in July.
Armani, of course, is no stranger to dressing royals. In June 2010 for the nuptials of Sweden's Princess Victoria, he outfitted Queen Rania of Jordan, Queen Paola of the Belgians, Princess Mathilde of Belgium, Princess Astrid of Belgium and Wittstock in Armani Privé gowns.
He also dresses lots of Hollywood royalty, producing Anne Hathaway's sexy, sparkling bronze-hued column dress for the 2011 Golden Globes.
Speaking of royal weddings, read who royal watchers say is Kate Middleton's choice to create her gown for her April 29 wedding to Prince William.
And for the latest on their upcoming nuptials, visit www.royalwedding.aol.com.