Witherspoon's daughter Ava Phillippe made her debut at the Bal des Debutantes in Paris with 'Prince' Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur. Photograph: (Instagram)
Others debutants from India included Chunky Pandey's son and daughter
Reese Witherspoon's lookalike daughter Ava Philippe made her 'society debut' at the Bal des Debutantes in Paris in what looked like a fairytale setup. She wore a gold Giambattista Valli haute couture ball gown for the night.
Ava Phillippe wearing custom Payal Mehta Jewels for Le Bal Des Débutantes in Paris! . . The result? A unique ring with both a bird and floral motif. Mehta explained that the ring’s design was inspired by Phillippe’s name. “The name Ava is derived from the Latin word for bird, so she closely identifies with the symbol — it’s also a symbol for freedom and serenity.” explained Mehta. But the soaring bird wasn’t the only part of the gorgeous sparkler — there was also the floral element. The beautiful bauble was complete with a lotus flower made of pink sapphires (one of Phillippe’s favorite stones) and the ring itself had a rose gold band (another Phillippe fave). Mehta explained their choice of the Lotus because it is a unique flower that “brings exceptional beauty” wherever it grows. . . Via #Usmagazine https://www.usmagazine.com/stylish/news/ava-phillippe-wears-payal-mehta-jewels-for-le-bal-des-debutantes/ . . . #avaphillippe #disney #fairytales #princess #balls #ballgowns #waltz #reesewitherspoon #fashion #paris #celebrities #prince . @avaphillippe @reesewitherspoon @lebal.paris #baldesdebutantes👗🔥 #jewelry #usmagazine #model
Bal des Debutantes, also known as the Crillon Ball -- taking its name from the Hotel Crillon where it is held, Ava made her debut with an Indian "prince". Her date for the night was Maharaja Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur.
According to People magazine, the young "prince" nicknamed "Pacho" plays with Prince William and is on India's national polo team.
While at the ball, Maharaja Padmanabh and Ava could be seen having a great time dancing. They danced to a song from the movie "La La Land".
Padmanabh Singh, 19-year old son of Maharaja Narendra Singh of #jaipur escorted Ava Phillippe, the 18-year old daughter of Reese Witherspoon who made her formal debut at the Perisian debutant ball #lebaldesdebutantes Maharaja Padmanabh who is also a part of India's National Polo team spilled some magic as he danced with Ava. #royalfamily #pinkcity #jaipurroyals #maharaja #maharajapadmanabhsingh #princess #avaphillippe #vedicwalks
As per People, the young "prince's" sister also made her debut this year -- "Princess" Gauravi Kumari of Jaipur.
This year, Ava Phillippe was one of six Americans present, including Lori Harvey (in a black Elie Saab dress), daughter of TV host and mogul Steve Harvey.
The Crillon Debutantes Ball is a contemporary version of a British tradition which began in the eighteenth century.
The new form raises money for two charities like Seleni, a centre for women's mental health, and Children of Asia, which aims to raise the enrolment of young girls from Southeast Asia into education.
It was originally a ceremony for eligible young women from aristocratic families to be presented in front of the Queen when they turned 18. It was a sign that a woman was ready to be betrothed, and an introduction to families of a similar social standing.
Le Bal's dress code requires girls to wear haute couture dresses.