This year’s Bal de la Rose (now in its 63rd year and taking place on 18th March) has been designed by the illustrious Karl Lagerfeld, a close friend of Princess Caroline of Hanover. Lagerfeld has chosen the Vienna Secession art movement as inspiration for the ball. The refined Secession style flourished in Austria and throughout Europe from 1892 to 1906 and has been selected as the representation of Monaco’s modern-day glamour. Think bright golds, Gustave Klimt and Otto Wagner!
Upon entering the ‘Entrée des Princes’, guests are transported into an authentic reproduction of the iconic entrance to the Wiener Werkstätte entrance. The Wiener Werkstätte was a furnishing workshop and served as a meeting places for all the iconic artists and architects of the time.
The Salle des Étoiles is adorned with chandeliers that mark the ‘graphic universe’ that the artist saw at the time. This represents the culmination of the Vienna Secession and guest will be privy to a dazzling room filled with lights and colour. The table settings have been inspired by a sketch - ‘Fleurs en Clochette’ - from the Palais Stoclet and from the works of Klimt.
The ball will raise money to support the Princess Grace Foundation and tickets are 800€ per person. Black tie/evening dress is mandatory for entry. Tickets can be purchased from the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer.