14/08/2014 12:36 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Princess Charlene Of Monaco Gets Dramatic In Emerald Satin For Princess Grace Awards

The phrase 'fit for a princess' has never been more apt.

Princess Charlene of Monaco took show-stopping to a whole new level on Wednesday evening when she attended the Princess Grace Awards in New York.

The 35-year-old statuesque wife of Prince Albert of Monaco is renowned for her immaculate sense of style, but Wednesday's appearance was nothing short of spectacular.

Dressed in a sumptuous Ralph Lauren gown complete with ruffled regal collar, Charlene looked like she'd just wandered out of an 18th century banquet, in the nicest possible sense of course.

In terms of accessories, Charlene smartly kept them to a minimum in the form of a diamond bracelet. And her hair? Her blonde locks were swept into a sleek chignon, allowing the dress to make maximum impact.

Jaw-dropping doesn't even begin to do this look justice. We'd love to see Duchess Catherine giving this sort of style a whirl.

Enjoy more of Charlene's breathtaking style in our gallery. It's inspiration indeed.