When we think of debutante ball we think of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice or Mansfield Park. The term surely takes us back in time to the Victorian era when young women made their first entry in the society as a woman through such Debutantes.
Le Bal des Débutantes (Debutantes Ball) is the hottest social party held annually in Paris, France. The event is also known as le Bal. It is held every year in November and brings together 20 – 25 girls from various countries. It raises money for charity and also celebrates the french way of life. The invite-only event has been in existence since 1992 and so far 9 ladies from India have attended the prestigious ball. This year Chunkey Pandey’s daughter, Ananya Pandey and Princess Gauravi Kumari of Jaipur made their debut at the prestigious ball. The ball was also attended by Ava Phillippe, daughter of Reese Witherspoon.
#8 Princess Adishree Singh – 2009
Princess Adishree Singh was the first Indian to participate in Le Bal des Débutantes in 2009. She belongs to the royal family of Jammu and Kashmir. Her dress was designed by Ritu Beri.
#7 Princess Shaiyra Devi – 2011
Shaiyra Devi is the granddaughter of Maharaja Jagatjit Singh of Kapurthala. She was accompanied by Jean Baptiste Solanet in the ball.
#6 Leana Mallya – 2011
Leana Mallya, the first daughter of Vijay Mallya with his second wife Rekha graced the ball in her stunning red Dior gown.
#5 Isha Ambani – 2012
The Ambani heiress is also one of the few Indian women who has attended Le Bal des Débutantes.
#4 Princess Akshita Bhanjdeo – 2014
Akshita Bhanjdeo is the Maharajkumari of Mayurbhanj.
#3 Ashna Mehta – 2014
Ashna Mehta is heiress of Rosy Blue – a diamond manufacturing company.
#2 Jayati Modi (2016)
Jayati Modi is the daughter of industrialist Sameer Modi. Before making her debut, she was part of Karan Johar’s Gippi.
#1 Ananya Pandey (2017)
Chunkey Pandey’s daughter, Ananya Pandey, looked gorgeous in Jean Paul Gaultier’s blue dress. For her Waltz rehearsal, she wore a firefly dress Abu Jani Sandeep. Her cousin, Ahaan Pandey, also was present at the Le Bal Des Debutantes and was partnered with Princess Alice of Belgium.