This year, H.R.H. The Princess of Hanover, President of the Princess Grace Foundation, and Christian Louboutin chose the theme for Le Bal de la Rose 2022 together – The Roaring Twenties: the Return.
Interestingly, a century later, we saw the profound popularity of a cabaret making its return. From Hollywood to Paris, the stage has been altered at night to display spectacular characters and décor that exponentially grows in elegance till daybreak.
Of course, what social event of such a scale could do without a show. In concert with Christian Louboutin, the artists' group House of Drama, a Parisian collective composed of stylists, designers, performers, dancers, choreographers and makeup artists, performed a spectacle that sent us back in time, taking us across the century, from Bauhaus to Art Deco to Disco. The collective, composed of Aymeric Bergada du Cadet, Igor Dewe, Ylva Falk, Amélie Poulain and Dyna Dagger, mixed different influences through sort of daydreams taken from famous paintings, historical scenes or modern fantasies interpreted and staged with elegance, energy and off-beatness in the straight line of New York’s Houses.
Other performers included Isadora Gamberetti, a singer, dancer and designer of costumes in her Parisian workshop, and Lola, an atypical character of the Cabaret Madame Arthur, which delighted the audience with the beautiful songs of the French repertoire.
From Charly Voodoo and Dita Von Teese to Amélie Poulain and Marawa, the artists also didn’t stay aside, helping the foundation raise much needed donations.
When it came to the auction, hosted by Stéphane Bern, safe to say, it did pack a lux punch. With foundation’s numerous partners from the world of luxury goods submitting their best creations, the guests were enchanted by the wide array of prizes. Chanel has submitted its 18-carat yellow gold necklace with diamonds, 2 tourmalines and 10 malachites, Christian Dior exhibited its lady d-lite bag, embroidered with cotton canes and wide embroidered shoulder strap, while Monte-Carlo Societe des Bains De Mer offered an opportunity for a 2-night stay for 2 people at the Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo and a dinner at the Pavyllon Monte-Carlo, a restaurant of Yannick Alléno.
Overall, the event was not only fun but also a tremendous success, bringing generous donations from partners and guests alike.