See Charlotte Casiraghi's First Gucci Ad

03/06/2012 at 06:00 PM ET

Charlotte Casiraghi Gucci AdCourtesy Gucci

We didn’t have to wait long: Charlotte Casiraghi’s first “Forever Now” ad for Gucci debuted Tuesday, and as expected, it’s especially pretty. Casiraghi is from a long line of beauties, including her grandmother, Princess Grace of Monaco, and her mother Princess Caroline, who both modeled for magazines.

Appropriately, the competitive equestrian was photographed (by Peter Lindbergh) in front of a stable for her first campaign, a nod to her work and founder Guccio Gucci’s fascination with the art of riding, according to a release.

“[Charlotte] not only embodies the beauty and the grace of the equestrian, but is also a wonderful ambassador for the sport,” Gucci creative director Frida Giannini — who’s designed Casiraghi’s riding outfits in the past — said in the release. “I am delighted to be able to celebrate Gucci’s icons of heritage with someone who is so connected to the history and essence of this house. Charlotte brings the spirit of Gucci to life so elegantly.”

The model sounds equally smitten. “I admire Frida’s talent as a designer,” she added in the release, “and she has really managed to reinvent the codes of Gucci by giving them a modern twist and timeless elegance.”

Casiraghi’s ads will appear in newspapers and magazines beginning Wednesday; her relationship with the brand will last at least two years, and as part of her campaign, she’ll be shot by three more of the world’s most respected fashion photographers in a series of elegant sittings. Tell us: What do you think of Casiraghi’s first Gucci ad?

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melissa on

Well said Rachel!

me on

Ummm…a “dead person” is being brought up because this young lady is the granddaughter of a very famous “dead person!”

She is very pretty, and you can see Grace Kelly in her eyes, lips and broad jaw (not a bad thing, just distinct)….just like her OWN mother inherited from Grace Kelly.

me on

Ummmm… because she is the granddaughter of a famous person (Grace Kelly) – that is why “dead people” are brought into the conversation.

You can see Kelly’s eyes, mouth, and strong jaw line was passed along. Very pretty.

liza on

Rachel, here here!

Kat on

I think most of us can agree that she is pretty. However, I think some of us agree that she would have never been an automatic choice for this campaign were it not for her royal connections.

Aska Asha on

Beautiful girl! Stunning eyes. Looks a lot like her mom.

allycat on

Okay, she’s pretty but she’s no Grace. I see similar features. I am trying to figure out why all of ya’ll are comparing her to Kate. That has nothing to do with the article or the question here. I think Kate is gorgeous personally. But back to the pic…I like everything but the scarf thingy on her head. Her hair is gorgeous and they covered it; why? Other than the thing on her head I think it’s a great pic and that she’s a very pretty young lady.

Susan Albert on

Charlotte is beautiful. I think the negative comments about Kate and her sister are very not appropriate, because each of them are beautiful in their own way.

Susan on


Holly on

She is absolutely beautiful…just like her Mom and grandmother.

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