Bal de la Rose at the Salle des Etoiles on 23 march 2013


Under the Presidency of His Serene Highness the Sovereign Prince Albert II of Monaco and Her Royal Highness the Princess of Hanover, the Rose Ball in aid of the Fondation Princesse Grace will take place in the Salle des Étoiles on 23 March 2013. 


Bal de la Rose Monaco Monte-Carlo


This year, Her Royal Highness the Princess of Hanover, president of the Fondation, has asked her friend Karl Lagerfeld to add his special touch to the “Rocher” Rose Ball in honour of the 150th anniversary of the SBM.


Karl Lagerfeld’s first reaction? “Let’s have a ‘Beauty & Pop’ gala!” 

He has chosen the strong contrast between a typically 1900 ‘belle époque’ ball and a decidedly ‘Pop!’ end to the evening.


As a tribute to Maestro Louis Frosio, violinists will greet the guests in the hall of the Sporting Monte-Carlo. Behind trompe l’œil balustrades, the walls will be covered in postcards from yesteryear.  

The guests will arrive via the stage which will be decorated with a backdrop representing the Place du Casino de Monte-Carlo in 1900. The décor of the Salle des Etoiles will be reminiscent of the architecture of the Casino and the Winter Garden – created by the Ecole Eiffel – in the Hôtel Hermitage.


The tables will be covered in cotton sateen printed with gaming table motifs, dice and multi-coloured special “Rose Ball” chips. Gold and silver timbales will be filled with red Baccara roses, peonies and poppies.



Stéphane Bern will present the tombola which boasts numerous luxurious prizes.


The “Rocher” Rose Ball will bring alive the magic and richness of the history of the Société des Bains de Mer.


François Blanc, founder of the S.B.M., used to say: “We must make people dream.” Those words still apply today.

the Bal de la Rose will launch the celebrations on the theme « Bal de la Rose du Rocher».


The evening pays tribute to both past and present, an authentic invitation to celebrate the perpetuation of the dream that Monte-Carlo SBM has created for over 150 years. 


The future Rose Ball will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014. 



Opening of the Salle des Etoiles at 8.00pm

Dress Code : Black tie – Smart Dress

Rate per person : 750 Euros




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