Four Indians in Paris Debutante Fashion Eventby Opinion Express November 27, 2018 0 comments
Four new Indian girls took part in the Le Bal des Débutantes in Paris this week.
Nothing short of a fairytale, the ‘le Bal’, also referred to as le Bal des Débutantes, was an event where the modern and traditional royalty walk hand in hand, displaying the best of couture in fashion, jewellery and make up, and all for a cause.
This year, among the 20 international débutantes and 20 cavaliers from various nationalities, were four new Indian faces. Princess Ananya Raje Scindia and Prince Yuvraj Mahanaryaman Scindia of Gwalior, children of Jyotiraditya Scindia and Priyadarshini Raje Scindia. Aria Mehta, daughter of le Bal’s official jeweller, Payal Mehta and her husband, Dipu Mehta, along with Shloka Birla, daughter of industrialist power couple Yash and Avanti Birla.
They gathered together for one spectacular evening of high fashion, networking and fundraising. The guest list represents the legacy of influential families across the arts, politics, business and culture — as they make a grand entry into the uppermost echelons of society at the Shangri-La Hotel, Paris.
Princess Scindia chose a gown from Indo-French duo, Lecoanet-Hemant, and was accompanied by Prince Mahanaryaman. Aria looked stunning in a couture creation from Lebanese designer George Hobeika and was twirled around the dance floor by her cavalier Count Rufus D Hauteville. Meanwhile, Shloka sported a glamorous cocktail dress by Indian couturier Manish Malhotra and was accompanied by her cavalier HSH Prince Jean De Croy Solre. The young débutantes wore exquisite jewels from Payal New York.
Annually hosted in the French capital in association with Renault, the event raises funds and awareness for two important causes — Enfants d’Asie (Children of Asia), which provides care for close to 10,000 children, in the form of shelter, medical care, food and education, in South East Asia. The other is The Seleni Institute, a non-profit organisation providing care, information and research funding, supporting the mental health of women and teenage mothers. The débutantes are dressed by international couture houses, along with renowned hairdressers from Alexandre de Paris and make-up artist Terry.
Courtesy: The Pioneer