Princess Charlene of Monaco loves Akris! The royal has turned to the 90-year-old family-owned Swiss label for some of her most memorable fashion moments, from her 2012 Oscars gown to her race car-print Grand Prix shift. “When I design a collection I always think of her,” Akris designer Albert Kriemler told InStyle.com at the New York City launch of Akris, a book celebrating the brand’s heritage (Assouline, August 2012), held at Bergdorf Goodman. “It’s wonderful. When I design clothes I truly develop something that is appropriate for her and appropriate for the occasion she needs something for.” And he loves the relationship the pair have cultivated. “It’s the first time that I have so precisely worked for a woman I got to know over the last year, and that makes it very special.” We think so, too! Click through the gallery for Kriemler’s thoughts on more of the royal’s most memorable Akris moments.