Ava Phillippe, Lori Harvey, And Ananya Pandey Were Among The Debutantes At This Year’s 'Le Bal des Débutantes'
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Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe’s 18-year-old daughter Ava was among the debutantes who participated at the recent le Bal des Débutantes held last November 25 in The Peninsula hotel in Paris. Ava looked stunningly elegant in her haute couture gold and black long-sleeved ball gown by Giambattista Valli. She was escorted by Maharaja Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur, who became a king at only 13. Ava and Padmanabh reportedly did the opening dance, dancing to the tune of a song from the film La La Land.
Wow! I am so thrilled to have had the opportunity to meet so many beautiful, kind, supportive, and passionate young women (and men!) at Le Bal. I also feel so privileged to take part in this event knowing that it is raising money for both the Seleni Institute and Enfants d’Asie, two organizations supporting very important causes. Last week felt like a dream, and I am so grateful to have so many beautiful memories from this adventure. Thank you to all involved! ??(P.S. I know this post is super late but I am recovering from some major jetlag/getting back to school!)
Elegantly dressed in Giambattista Valli haute couture, eighteen-year-old debutante Ava Philippe, daughter of multi-awarded actress Reese Witherspoon and actor/director Ryan Philippe, was escorted by her cavalier, the Maharaja Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur, India. Her mother, Reese, was in attendance at her daughter’s introduction to society at the 25th annual Les Bal des Débutantes. (?? @lefigarofr) . Every year since it was first organized by Ophélie Renouard in 1992, families from all over the world, known for their contributions to the arts, politics, and business, have come together dressed in couture to celebrate their daughters’ (aged 16-22) debut into society. The fashion event also raises funds in support of charitable causes Enfants d’Asie, which provides education for girls in Southeast Asia, and Seleni, which finances research in healthcare for adolescent mothers. . #lebal #lebaldesdebutantes #debutantes #debutanteball #paris #avaphilippe #loriharvey #royalty #debs #thepeninsulaparis #giambattistavalli #maharajapadmanabhsingh
Each year, a debutante is chosen to open the ball with the first waltz. Ava Philippe and Maharaja Padmanabh Singh danced to a song from 2016 Film ‘La La Land’ at the 25th annual Les Bal des Débutantes. (?? @lefigarofr; ?? @thepeninsulaparis) . Every year since it was first organized by Ophélie Renouard in 1992, families from all over the world, known for their contributions to the arts, politics, and business, have come together dressed in couture to celebrate their daughters’ (aged 16-22) debut into society. The fashion event also raises funds in support of charitable causes Enfants d’Asie, which provides education for girls in Southeast Asia, and Seleni, which finances research in healthcare for adolescent mothers. . #lebal #lebaldesdebutantes #debutantes #debutanteball #paris #avaphilippe #loriharvey #royalty #debs #thepeninsulaparis #maharajapadmanabhsingh #giambattistavalli
Comedian and TV host Steve Harvey’s stepdaughter Lori, 20, attended the event in a dramatically glam and sexy black gown with a plunging neckline and feathery accents by Elie Saab. Her stepbrother Wynston was her escort.
Bollywood actor Chunky Pandey’s daughter, 19-year-old Ananya, wowed at le Bal des Débutantes, too, wearing a dazzling strapless black and blue form-fitting gown by Jean Paul Gaultier. She attended with her “cavalier” Prince Philip d'Arenberg.
The other 2017 debutantes include: Paris McCaw (in Oscar dela Renta), Lily Webster (in Alexis Mabille), Charlotte Bell (in Monique Lhuillier), Laila Blavatnik (in Ralph & Russo), Maria Pia de Jong-d'Orleans et Bragance (in Sandro Barros), Princess Amina Martinez de Irujo y Casanova (in Zuhair Murad), Princess Natasha d'Arenberg (in Frederica Luca Landi), Alice de Sejournet de Rameignies (in Guo Pei), Princess Costanza Pallavicini, Duchess Diaz della Vittoria, Marquesa Giacinta Brivio Sforza (in Armani Privé), Helena Alesi (in Emanuel Ungaro), Jeanne Malle (in Vivienne Westwood), Alice Ho (in Christian Dior), Cecily Lasnet (in Chanel), Éléonore Cochin (in Stéphane Rolland), Princess Gauravi Kumari, and Princess Charlotte of Nassau.
This annual ball was started in 1992 by French PR Ophélie Renouard. Every November, this glamorous event brings together 20-25 girls aged 16-22 from different families all over the world, who are known for their significant contributions in the fields arts, politics, and business. Dressed in couture gowns, the girls make their debut into society through le Bal des Débutantes. The event is also used as a platform to raise money for various charity organizations.
Kyra Kennedy (daughter of Robert F. Kennedy,Jr.), Scout and Tallulah Willis (Demi Moore and Bruce Willis’ daughters), Sophia Rose Stallone (Sylvester Stallone’s daughter), Romy David (Larry David’s daughter), model/actress Dree Hemingway, and actress Lily Collins were among those who took part in the event in the past years. Le Bal des Débutantes also had representatives from the Philippines: Paloma Urquijo Zobel (2008), Natalia Zobel (2009), Monica Urquijo Zobel (2013), Emily Madrigal (2014), and Dominique Cojuangco (2015).
Photos from @metrosocietyph (cover photo and thumbnail)