“In the forties, while Europe was weeping for her sonsandrising from ashes, Estoril welcomed the world’s most glamorousand elegant people, becoming a jet-‐set capital. Celebrities, members of Royal Households, the wealthy and aristocrats met there. Last weekend, glamour, elegance and beauty met again in Estoril for three days of solidarity and friendship.”
Written by: Charles-Philippe d'Orléans
“Le Bal de la Riviera” unites friends and most eminent ambassadors of elegance from all over the world, for a charitable, cultural and social three days event in Estoril, Portugal. “Le Bal de la Riviera” is the brainchild of prince Charles-Philippe d’Orléans.
Upper photo : Prince and Princess Michael of Kent - ALVARO DE MARICHALAR, BEATRIZ DE VILLEGAS and YALDA GORTON
For the 50thanniversary of IanFleming death, Kate and Lucy Fleming received from the hands of prince Michael of Kent a Tribute Award, an original piece specially created by the international Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos.
Much of Fleming’s work in intelligence went on to shapehis James Bond novels. One of the people who have inspired the character of James Bond was the famous Yugoslav double agent Dušan Popov. IanFleming and
350 guests attended the Saturday night Galadiner. Age average 35-‐65 years old.
Among the 350 guests coming from all over the world: prince and princess Michael of Kent, king Fuad II of Egypt,<strong> princess MariaGabriela of Savoy, all the Fleming family, actress and fashion icon Marisa Berenson, stylist Agatha Ruiz de La Prada, princes Elisabeth and Michel of Yugoslavia, grand-‐duke George o
Upper photo:JEAN-SEBASTIEN ROBINE, LILLYCLAIRE SARAN, PRINCE MICHEL DE FRANCE ET PRINCESSE MARIE GABRIELLE DE SAVOIE - Below: MELANIE DE MASSY, Sheikh FAISAL AL QASSIMI and the princess FAWZIA OF EGYPT
The Gift, the most popular Portuguese rock band was very much applauded for an outstanding show including their international hit “Drivingyouslow” (Americanbillboardin 2005). Also most appreciated was the acting of the international acrobats Golden Power coming especially from China for this Gala.
“Le Bal de la Riviera” is a charitable event. The amount collected and donated to the Portuguese Red Cross is, until today, 30.000 €.
The Portuguese architect and interior designer Dino Gonçalves decorated the Ballroom of the Casino Estoril under the theme “La savane floride” in honour of the adventures of James Bond all over the world.
- Cascais City Hall
- Veuve Clicquot
- Palácio Estoril Hotel
- Casino Estoril
- Bacalhôa wines
- Valedo Lobo Resort
- Club des Leaders, Geneva
- ASCoT, SportsClub
- Dom Pedro Hotel sand Resorts
- Beau Rivage Hotel,Geneva
The 2015 Edition will take place last weekend of September, from Friday the 25th to Sunday the 27th, with the Gala dinner Saturday the 26th of September 2015. The theme is yet to be confirmed.
Prince MICHAEL OF JUGOSLAVIA avec SABRINE PARIS DE TREFONDS and MARQUESS ALEGRA PATRIZI DE MONTORO"SABRINE PARIS DE TREFONDS, LUIS DE MEDINA and AGATHA RUIZ DE LA PRADA "Mr and Mrs PAUL DUBRULE "Portuguese international artist JOANA VASCONCELOS "Princess BE╠üATRICE DE BOURBON DEUX SICILES " "Princess DIANA D'ORLEANS "Princess ELISABETH OF JUGOSLAVIA " "Princess LEA OF BELGIUM and Countess DE LA BOESSIEÇRES TIENNES - "Princesse DIANA D'ORLEANS with her sister ALEXANDRA and their mother The DUCHESS OF CADAVAL- "Princesses BEATRICE D'ORLEANS, BEATRICE DE BOURBON DEUX SICILES and ADELAIDE D'ORLEANS