Our new party series on the blog starts today and it is all about hosting a Dinner in White and I will be sharing details of the dinner I co-hosted last summer. The official blog party only gets started tomorrow but I thought today I would share the all important history behind such an event.
THE HISTORY OF DINER EN BLANC
Diner en Blanc Paris was launched with just a handful of friends by François Pasquier over 25 years ago, recalling the elegance and glamour of court society. At the last minute, the location is given to friends and acquaintances who have been patiently waiting to learn the “Dîner en Blanc's” secret place.
Now thousands of people in Paris are brought together from diverse backgrounds by a love of beauty and good taste, dressed all in white, and conducting themselves with the greatest decorum, elegance, and etiquette, all meet for a mass “chic picnic” in a public space.
The French capital's most prestigious sites have played host to it: the Pont des Arts, the Eiffel Tower site, Place Vendôme, the Château de Versailles, the Esplanade de Notre-Dame, the Esplanade des Invalides, the periphery of the Place de l'Étoile, the Champs-Élysées, Place de la Concorde, Le Louvre Pyramid and the Trocadéro Esplanade (in front of the Eiffel Tower). The Paris police tend to tolerate this ‘wild' gathering, if not perhaps even wishing they could join in!
Join us tomorrow for the party plans and our custom designed Save The Date...