Diner en Blanc is heading to Las Vegas. This will be the first time the world’s largest pop-up dinner party is headed to the Entertainment Capital of the World. For the uninitiated, Diner en Blanc is a secret dinner party where guests dressed in their finest white and stage an elaborate dinner party in an iconic location in some of the world’s most fascinating cities. The unique aspect of the affair is that guests do not know the location of the event until moments before the party is to start. Furthermore, they are required to carry their own tables and chairs as well as bring an elegant picnic dinner complete with table settings to this secret location.
Launched in Paris nearly 30 years ago by François Pasquier and a handful of friends, Le Dîner en Blanc Paris now attracts over 10,000 people each year. The event is now held in over 25 cities throughout the world. This will be the first time, the party will be held in Las Vegas. “We felt Las Vegas was a prime location for this dazzling event because the city is a mecca for food, culture and entertainment, and has such a beautiful mix of people from all over the world, said Michael Habicht, co-owner of iii designs and co-host of Le Dîner en Blanc – Las Vegas.
The exclusive party will be held April 17th and there is a list of rules that all must adhere to in order to gain access to the event. At the top on the list is the requirement that all, both men and women, be dressed in all white. In fact, the invitation specifically says white. That means ivory, cream and even eggshell shades are strictly forbidden. White fashions are the key.
When planning the perfect Diner en Blanc ensemble, the focus should be on being stylish and tasteful with some originality thrown in for good measure. It’s not uncommon to see wedding dresses or military dress whites at the dinner however many do not have these options at their disposal so they are now tasked with putting together that perfect look.
Women should think about putting together a complete look such as adding gloves and a hat for finishing touches. Another headpiece option would be to opt for a fascinator, which can be quite elegant and regal. And while one may be tempted to add pops of color to express originality, stick with white. The only pops of color should be jewelry in either silver or gold. When in doubt, opt for pearls.
Although it may be hot, men should refrain from shorts, tank tops and flip-flops. Remember this is an extravagant party so a blazer and tie would be the ideal look and the epitome of style. Guys too can top of their look with a white hat, such as a wide brim fedora or boater and achieve a completely dapper look.
Although Diner en Blanc is one week away there’s still time to find that perfect look. Need some help? Women can check out Rent the Runway, which is available online and has a brick and mortar store in right in Las Vegas. There are some great suiting options at Macy’s online. Order online and have you suit shipped right to one of the 4 Las Vegas locations. If you are looking for a hat, check out Goorin Bros. at the Linq Hotel.
Who says, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas?” Once a sea of fashionably dressed men and women parade to this inaugural party, the news will travel fast.