Monday, November 26, 2012
Jan Taminiau dresses debutante Lan Vy Tran for Le Bal 2012
Once upon a time, young ladies from aristocratic families of the U.K. would wait eagerly for their eighteenth birthday. It was then that they would be presented to H.M. the Queen. Next, the season’s balls would begin. These young ladies were referred to as “débutantes”. This British tradition would go on to influence balls all across Europe. Lan Vy Tran is the first Vietnamese to be part of the Debutante Ball since it began. For the occasion, she meets up with designer Jan Taminiau who will dress her for the Ball. In France, in 1957, the Couture House Jean Patou revived the tradition. It became an annual event, held on alternate years at the Opera in Paris and in Versailles.
Le Bal is the unforgettable moment of a debutante and her Couture.