Although Surrealist-inspired dress is not required, guests are highly encouraged to throw caution to the wind and indulge in the fantasy. De Rothchild’s guests donned fancy dress with Surrealist heads, and guests of previous years have followed suit, wearing everything from subtle masks and headbands to elaborate makeup and over-the-top costumes. Think fancy, fabulous and nonsensical; add glitter to a set of antlers, wear three masquerade masks at once, paint a third or fourth eye onto your forehead, put a birdcage in your hair, glue a clock to your top hat. Look to Salvador Dali, Man Ray, Blitz Club, Lady Gaga, Alexander McQueen, Gareth Pugh, Leigh Bowery, Club Kids, Cubist, New Romantics, Rene Magritte, Paco Rabanne, Jodorowsky, Nick Cave Soundsuits and Elsa Schiaparelli to get you started. Each table will have some wearable surreal masterpieces for those who arrive early.
THE 4TH ANNUAL SURREALIST BALL