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“Le bal des débutantes” Georges Hobeika dresses Countess Angélique of Limburg Stirum

“Le bal des débutantes”

Georges Hobeika dresses Countess Angélique of Limburg Stirum

For this twenty-fourth edition of the Bal des Débutantes, which took place on November 26, 2016 at the Peninsula Hotel, Paris, Georges Hobeika dressed the young Belgian Countess Angélique of Limburg Stirum. Georges Hobeika had also participated in the prestigious ball last year.

  • Photo by Hana Le Van
  • Sketch courtesy of Georges Hobeika

The beautiful debutante, Angélique de Limburg Stirum, has also French heritage from her grandmother Hélène d’Orléans, sister of the current Count of Paris. At the age of 21, Angélique is a business major student and is currently pursuing an Erasmus year in Hamburg. She is also a painter and a model; no wonder there was no need to retouch the dress, it suited her like a glove! It was Ophélie Renouard, the ball organizer, who suggested Georges Hobeika to Angélique, knowing that the young Countess was looking for something very feminine and romantic. Angélique tried many gowns from Georges Hobeika’s Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2016-2017 collection, and couldn’t make up her mind, falling in love, each creation after the other. Then finally, she picked a stunning, long gown of emerald silk tulle, embroidered with golden silk threads and embellished throughout with laser cut flowers, pearls, sequins and crystals. She completed her look with Louboutin shoes and Payal jewelry.

  • Photo by Hana Le Van
  • Photo by Hana Le Van

This year’s Dinner Ball was aimed at raising funds for two non-profit associations: “Seleni”, in New York, which funds research and care to assist teenage mothers, and “Enfants d’Asie”, which facilitates the schooling of young girls in Southeast Asia.

Sketch courtesy of Georges Hobeika