This Ball was under Patronage of Empress Farah Diba Pahlavi, and in the presence of Monseigneur the Count of Paris, Duke of France, Madame the Countess of Paris, Duchess of France, with the support of Leslie Caron, Hubert de Givenchy and Sarah Marshall.
This event, a fusion of luxury, was created to preserve the notion of great French elegance and grace - young international talents of theater and fashion. Indeed the dinner was very enjoyable. During we had wonderful ballet – performance of German troupe “Salon K” and fashion show of young designer Claudine Ivari.
The ballet story was like always love-story about men and women, gift wrapped in leather belts and collars on mysterious almost nicked personages inspired by “Leonardo da Vinci Code” movie. Well, it made me feel that it was all about domination but yet, the amazing choreography covered it all in candy's red elegance and rose petals of imagination. Indeed truly unique performance was quiet extraordinary for this place – medieval love story in XVIIth century Venician halls.
Fashion show of Claudine Ivari brought us from Medieval time to beginning of XIX century with their feminine marinas pantaloons and hats, very classy evening gowns. Red, black and white – 3 colors of destiny, 3 lines of beauty and elegance, 3 images of desirable woman.
And in the end was the charity – auction for benefit the Association Echange (equi-therapy for children who are handicapped or who have been abandoned by their parents). Indeed I enjoyed the dinner so much, being at the table surrounded by Count and Countess of Paris, Duke and Duchess of France, in such honorable company, being pleased by wonderful dinner and surprising shows.
This very pleasurable ball was presented by Richard Finell d'Auxois, headed by Herta Bourely and Hubert de Moussac.
Photographer Arman Molavi