Paying homage to the royal tents within the time of the pharaohs, the setting for the Grand Ball of Osiris on Jan. 20 created simply the proper temper for the coronation of a brand new king and queen. The unofficial theme this 12 months was household and custom with the queen, Miss Shelby Jane Ottley White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Vibrant White, the fourth era in her household to be one: her mom as Miss Virginia Gore Burke (1985), grandmother as Miss Mary Virginia Gore Friedrichs (1958), great-grandmother as Miss Virginia Gore (1934), and step-grandmother as Miss Lynn Watkins Farwell (1964).
On this vein, Queen Shelby paid homage to her ancestry within the tiers of her robe by Suzanne St. Paul. The robe was given a trumpet silhouette of Italian silk satin layered with beaded tulle and silk lame with the grandmother’s fringe costume element represented by vertical beading within the first tier; her mom’s robe design represented by a recreation of flowers of Swarovski navettes within the second tier; and the diamond and floral beading sample of the queen’s debutante celebration costume was represented within the subsequent tier together with appliques of shells and bees. The ensemble was accomplished with the group’s Medici collar, mantle, crown, and scepter.
Previous the queen to the throne have been the princesses, who shaped an honor walkway for her presentation: Misses Lucy Sawyer Bryan, Caroline Myra Marie Conwill, Abigail Montgomery Hufft, Taylor Ayers Hurd, Margaret Elizabeth Latham, Mary Kathleen Hasse Luetkemeier, Eugenie Eustis McLeod, Mason Ann Mentz, Claire Vining Morrison, Emma Rhodes Perez, Eugenie Louise Philipson, Mary Esther Pilant, Emily Clay Weinmann, and Ansley Holmes Schwing.
As soon as the king and queen have been on the throne, the maids have been introduced: Misses Whitney Caroline Appel, Bailey Elizabeth Batt, Madeleine Anne Bienvenu, Margaret Ann Bryan, Virginia Currin Bryan, Mary Elizabeth Adrienne Conwill, Virginia DeRussy Dodenhoff, Emily McQuown Ellison, Elizabeth Macon Hamrick, Sarah DeJean Hufft, Riley Marra Kirkpatrick, Sarah Ann McKendrick, Elle Colton McLeod (who reigned the evening earlier than as queen of Nereus), and Caroline Elizabeth Perlis.
Pages to their majesties have been Christian Moreau Ehrensing, Walker Edward Heartfield, Henry Connolly Houghton, William Mitchell Lengthy, and Gustavo Antonio Rivera Jr.
The 2017 queen Miss Cynthia Callaghan Nelson, was introduced to their majesties and obtained a bouquet of roses, as did the 50-year queen, Mrs. Harry Merritt Lane Jr. who reigned in 1968 as Miss Florence Nicholson Bush. She was escorted by her king, Erik Frithjof Johnsen, who was king of Osiris in 1968 and Rex in 1991. (She additionally wore the watch he gave her as a present after they reigned.) As kings’ identities, aside from Rex, are usually not revealed, this was a special day that was obtained with a lot applause.
These within the viewers included the queen’s mom Mrs. Michael Vibrant White, step-grandmother Mrs. H. Hunter White Jr., Ms. Mary Shea Burke, Mrs. William Kris Lieder, Miss Elinor Pitot White, Mrs. Edgar A. Gordon Vibrant III, Mrs. Leonard Frank Moscati, Mrs. Matthew Phillips LeCorgne, Mrs. William Boatner Reily IV, Mrs. Harold Hunter White III, Mrs. Charles Waterhouse Goodyear IV (queen 1984 as Miss Elizabeth Morris Dabezies), Mrs. George Ellsworth Brower II, Mrs. Richard Bradley Beard, Jr., Mrs. George Ellsworth Brower III, Mrs. Ralph Owen Brennan, Ms. Claire Lally Brennan, Ms. Adelaide Whalen Martin, Mrs. Thomas John Brennan, Mrs. John Zimmermann, Mrs. Scott McDonald Ham, Mrs. Steven Leon Pettus, Mrs. Robert Frank Spencer Jr., Mrs. Jeffery Allen Meckstroth, Mrs. William Cabell Nelson, Mrs. Callaghan James McCarthy III, Mrs. John Peter Laborde, Mrs. Thomas Edouard Beron, Mrs. William Joseph Goliwas Jr., Mrs. Curtis Douglas Eustis and Mrs. Mason Graham Couvillon. After the ball, company moved subsequent door to the New Orleans Nation Membership for the queen’s supper.
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