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Prince Albert & Princess Charlene Host Red Cross Ball (PHOTOS)

Just several days after New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn called her style a "flat pancake," newly-crowned Princess Charlene of Monaco stepped out looking a far cry from any breakfast food to host the 63rd Red Cross Ball in Monte Carlo along with her husband, Prince Albert.

Charlene picked a fuchsia, strapless gown by Akris for the occasion, paired with a custom-made Van Cleef & Arpels necklace made from 88 round diamonds, 10 pear-shaped diamonds and 359 sapphires meant to look like the ocean, according to PopSugar. 'Twas a gift from Albert, naturally.

The couple, Princess Caroline of Hanover, Princess Stephanie of Monaco, Charlene's brother Gareth Wittstock and around 800 guests had dinner and danced the night away on a light-up floor to the tunes of the one and only Joe Cocker.

Take a look at photos from the evening.