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16 October 2022 Press release

Winners of the 53rd International Bouquet Competition

PRINCESS GRACE OF MONACO PRIZE . ©Garden Club de Monaco-Thomas Boyron

The 53rd International Bouquet Competition, organised by the Garden Club of Monaco, chaired by H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover, brought together some fifty participants (amateur and professional), who competed to show the most imagination in designing floral compositions on the theme of “Colour in Fashion”.

The “special” jury, chaired by H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover and comprising leading figures from the literary and art worlds, awarded the Special Prizes, and the “official” jury, comprising international authors, judges, teachers and experts in floristry awarded the Gold, Silver and Bronze Insignia, the General Grand Prize and the Princess Grace of Monaco Prize on Saturday 15 October.

The winners:

Category 1         A CHANEL BAG              

Gold Insignia                    Margita Monnin Safa – Geneva, Switzerland

Silver Insignia                  Giuseppina Granero – Taggia, Italy

Bronze Insignia               Carolina Martinez Raguseo – Spain

Commendation               Alice Almont – Sanremo, Italy

Category 2         SAINT LAURENT BLUE AND MOROCCO

(Large scale)

Gold Insignia                    Giovanni Marchiori – IIDFA EDFA – Rome, Italy

Silver Insignia                 Geneviève Antona and Frédérique de Chambure – Garden Club of Monaco

Bronze Insignia               Simone Idjeri Baret and Elisabeth Feisthavers – Les Oiseaux de Paradis – France

Category 3         THE HAUTE COUTURE OF JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER

Gold Insignia                    Maryse Gras – MG Fleurs et Création – Revel, France

Silver Insignia                  Colette Auroux – MG Fleurs et Création – Revel, France

Bronze Insignia               Stella Gimenez – MG Fleurs et Création – Revel, France

Bronze Insignia               Michèle Villaret – Parfums et Couleurs – France

Commendation               Dominique Roussel – Parfums et Couleurs – France

Category 4                         CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN SHOES

Gold Insignia                    Francien Giraudi – Garden Club of Monaco

Silver Insignia                  Maddalena Brofiga – IIDFA EDFA – Sanremo Italy

Bronze Insignia               Daniela Pallavicini – Ospedaletti, Italy

Category 5                         WEDDING HATS

                                               Youth category (6–8 years old)

Gold Insignia                    Adriana Broyon, Monaco (6 years old)

Silver Insignia                  Tina Zymanska, Monaco (7 years old)

Bronze Insignia               Alice Pliner, Monaco (7 years old)

Commended                     Manon Schmitt, Monaco (8 years old)

Category 5                         WEDDING HATS

                                               Youth category (9–14 years old)

Gold Insignia                    Robert Margot, Mougins (13 years old)            

Silver Insignia                  Clémence Schmitt, Monaco (10 years old)

Bronze Insignia               Sacha Balleret, Monaco (9 years old)

Category 6                         A DINNER WITH CHRISTIAN LACROIX

                                               LES ARLÉSIENNES (Table decoration)

Gold Insignia                    Franca de Paoli – IIDFA EDFA – Sanremo, Italy

Silver Insignia                  Maryvonne Sottil – MG Fleurs et Création – Revel, France

Bronze Insignia               Pino Formica – Bordighera, Italy

SPECIAL PRIZE WINNERS

PRIZE FOR ORIGINALITY OF INTERPRETATION, presented by His Excellency the Minister of State, Pierre Dartout, represented by Ms Céline Caron-Dagioni, Minister of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development.

Awarded to Maryse Gras (MG Fleurs et Création – Revel, France), in the “Haute couture of Jean-Paul Gaultier” category.

PRIZE FOR ELEGANT ARRANGEMENT presented by the President of the National Council, Brigitte Boccone-Pagès, represented by Ms Corinne Bertanni, member of the National Council and of the Committee on Culture and Heritage.

Awarded to Margita Monnin Safa (Switzerland) in the “Chanel bag” category.

PRIZE FOR CHARM presented by the Mayor of Monaco, Georges Marsan, represented by Ms Karyn Ardisson Salopek, Deputy Mayor for Culture.

Awarded to Margot Robert (Mougins, France), in the “Wedding hats” (youth) category.

PRIZE FOR BEST FLORAL DECORATION, presented by Ms Rosnella Cajello, President of the Instituto Italiano per la Decorazione Floreale per Amatori de Sanremo.

Awarded to Laurie Indelicato (France), in the “A dinner with Christian Lacroix (Les Arlésiennes) – table decoration” category.

PRIZE FOR COLOUR HARMONY presented by the President of the Friends of the Princess Grace Rose Garden association, Mr Yves Piaget, represented by Mr Georges Restellini.

Awarded to Carolina Martinez Raguseo (Spain), in the “Chanel bag” category.

PRIZE FOR ORIGINALITY IN THE SELECTION OF MATERIALS, presented by FLORANGA Sanremo, represented by Mr Enrico Barla.

Awarded to Nathalie Roussel (Parfums et Couleurs – France), in the “Haute couture of Jean-Paul Gaultier” category.

PRIZE FOR HUMOUR, presented by the Garden Club of Monaco, awarded by H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover.

Awarded to Roberta Piettrangelo (IIDFA EDFA – Rome, Italy), in the “Christian Louboutin shoes” category.

PRINCESS GRACE OF MONACO PRIZE – Overall Grand Prize – Presented by the Garden Club of Monaco, awarded by H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover.

Awarded to Maryse Gras (MG Fleurs et Création – Revel, France), in the “Haute couture of Jean-Paul Gaultier” category.

The event is open to the public from 5.30 pm to 8 pm on Saturday 15 October and from 10 am to 6.30 pm on Sunday 16 October.

Entrance fee: €5; free for children under 12

Information:

Garden Club – International Bouquet Competition

Tel.: +377 93 30 02 04 – Email: gardenclub@monaco.mc – Website: www.gardenclub-monaco.com  

SEE YOU IN 2023 FOR THE 54TH INTERNATIONAL BOUQUET COMPETITION

 

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