When Team LBD heard about this party it was difficult for us to sum up our excitement in words… introducing the Diner de Têtes Surrealiste – the event to get tickets to this summer.
The night promises to be as wild as the infamous party it imitates – it’s based on the incredible dinner party hosted in 1972 by socialite and fashion champion, Baroness Marie-Hélène Rothschild. The original night included only the crème de la crème of Parisian high society and guests included actor Richard Burton, artist Salvador Dali and most importantly, LBD icon Audrey Hepburn, all of whom were dressed as the theme dictated, in black tie and long dresses with surrealist heads.
Audrey Hepburn wore a birdcage, whilst another guest covered herself in a gold leaf creation.
Fast forward more than 40 years and you now have the unique opportunity to get a taste of this iconic masked night, as the party is recreated once more. This time, your hosts are the left-field party and events specialists Lemonade and Laughing Gas, the location is a secret spot in East London, and the invite includes an immersive dining experience, ‘mind-bending’ cocktails and some truly outlandish entertainment and food. The menu, designed by experimentalist head chef Flo Hillier from London’s famous Moro restaurant, includes dishes inspired by the fantastical 1972 original such as ‘Chevres hurlant de Tristesse’ (roughly translated as ‘cheese of goat screaming in post-coital sadness’). The dress code is black tie and surrealist head… so best put your thinking caps on. For suitable show-stopping attire, browse Team LBD’s edit of ball gowns and evening dresses. But apologies – we can’t help with the headwear.
The Diner de Têtes Surrealiste is taking place on Thursday 14, Friday 15 and Saturday 16 August 2014. Tickets cost £45 and include a three course dinner and all entertainment. Location to be confirmed a week before. Book your tickets with DesignMyNight.com.
Baronness Marie-Hélène Rothschild’s outfit, which also included a full deer head with diamond tear drop eyes!