Marisa Berenson, as Marchesa Luisa Casati, for The Rothschild Ball, Photo by Cecil Beaton, 1972.
Tribute to Marchesa Luisa Casati
The Rothschilds held a ball at their mansion in Paris, France, on December 12, 1972. The theme was surrealism, so it is no surprise that Salvador Dali was there. Audrey Hepburn was there, too. And, of course, Baron Guy de Rothschild and his wife Marie-Helene. Helene Rochas, wife of fashion designer Marcel Rochas, was there.
Guests at her other balls included Yul Brynner, Brigitte Bardot, Gregory and Veronique Peck, Rudolf Nureyev, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Serge Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin, Cecil Beaton, Princess Grace of Monaco, Marisa Berenson, and the Duchess of Windsor.
“Diner de Têtes Surrealiste” that took place at the suburban Parisian mansion of Baron Guy de Rothschild and his ‘hostess with the mostess’, Marie-Helene de Rothschild. Only the crème de la crème of Parisian high society got an invite, but let’s rewind to 1972 and crash this hoity toity (if not a teensy bit fabulous) shindig.