DISCO FEVER in Monaco: the 58th Rose Ball

発行日 2024/03/27
Saturday 23 March 2024 saw the glitziest event of Monaco’s year, the highly anticipated Rose Ball, held under the presidency of H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover.
More than a celebration of glamour and high society, this annual event raises funds in aid of the Princess Grace Foundation.

For this 58th Rose Ball, the illustrious designer Christian Louboutin, famed for his iconic red-soled shoes, was once again tasked with choosing the evening’s theme and sumptuous decor, for the third successive year. In the legendary Salle des Etoiles at the Sporting Monte-Carlo, guests were transported back to the 1970s by the “Disco” theme with its retro vibe, spangles and glitterballs galore.

As is customary, the Rose Ball brought together a veritable who’s who of international personalities for a lavish party and banquet. Entertainment was provided by a host of famous artists, and included an opening number by the drag queens Shangela and Chad Michaels, and a performance by 48 dancers led by choreographer Sadeck Berrabah. The highlight of the evening saw disco legend Gloria Gaynor light up the room with classic hits like “I Will Survive” and "I Am What I Am".

The Rose Ball is not just about the glitz and glamour for which Monaco is famous, but is also a chance to bring people together in a good cause. The star-studded event is the perfect illustration of the Principality’s commitment to solidarity and altruism. The evening included a charity tombola featuring some exceptional prizes, with all of the proceeds going to the Princess Grace Foundation. The Foundation supports those in difficulty and disadvantaged children, through a range of humanitarian actions and philanthropy.

This 58th Rose Ball was a special one, as it marked the 70th anniversary of the event created in 1954 by Société des Bains to kick off the festivities in Monaco. In 1964, on the wishes of Princess Grace of Monaco and following the creation of the Foundation that bears her name, the Rose Ball became a charity event.
A sparkling spectacle in a magical setting, the Rose Ball features a different theme every year, represented by eclectic artists and new ideas. Big names are entrusted with the artistic reins of the evening, including Karl Lagerfeld or more recently Christian Louboutin, choosing the theme (Havana, the Vienna Secession, Manhattan, the Roaring Twenties), floral decorations, and the menu, always with the final approval of H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover, creating a truly unique, almost surreal occasion.

Here is a selection of images from some of the greatest evenings in the history of this incredible event:

写真クレジット: crédit photo : Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer