While 2020 Crystal Charity Ball Chair Tucker Enthoven had high hopes for her “Majestic Britannia” theme gala, her valiant effort fell victim to COVID preventing the gathering from taking place. But 2021 CCB Chair Leslie Diers picked up the British vibe and added her own spin. Instead of the “majestic” feel of Windsors grandeur, Leslie opted for “Peace, Love, London” saluting the Swinging ’60s cultural revolution that upstaged the vintage upper crust set. It was an era of frolicking fun, mod fashion and youthful optimism when The Beatles ruled and Jean Shrimpton was crowned “The Face of the ’60s,” becoming the first super model.
And that was the look and feel of the black-tie gala at the Hilton Anatole on Saturday, December 4, with the silent auction channeling Harrods, gargantuan murals of the Fab Four, a two-dimensional life-sized double-decker bus, and a ballroom boasting floral signs of love and peace and mammoth screens showing scenes from those bygone days.
Of course, the look of the black-tie crowd only enhanced the look of the night with fashions ranging from gowns with interesting backs to couture designs highlighted by gems and bare shoulders.
To truly capture the exuberance of the ’60s, faux Beatles (aka Live and Let Die) performed on stage with adorable teenage girls in glittery Union Jack miniskirts and go-go boots dancing to the delight of the crowd.
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