Friday, February 11, 2011

This could only happen at The Waldorf=Astoria

The Horse & Carriage carrying ballerina Mila Schmidt

The white-tie elegance and glamour of the annual Viennese Opera Ball returned last Friday evening (February 4th) to the Waldorf=Astoria Grand Ballroom with its guestlist of diplomats, dignitaries and debutantes.

Metropolitan Opera Artists, Color Guard and Cadet Escorts from U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and a touch of the titled and the royal in the persons of HIH Grand Duchess Arianna and Gabrielle Baroness von Langendorff, plus a great charity (Lauren Bush’s FEED Foundation) made the event complete.

Top these elements with the fairytale beauty of two (real) white horses drawing an antique surrey carrying a beautiful ballerina into the middle of the Ballroom floor, and you’ve got the Viennese Opera Ball.

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