Bal de Soie
To complete the barcelonian tour, Hermès celebrated its traditional Bal de Soie at the Can Clota Palace, a majestic house on the outskirts of the city. The assistants –in formal attire for the occasion– ran into the first amusement upon their arrival: a labyrinth of mirrors and handkerchiefs in which to get lost. On the outside, dreamy gardens; on the inside, coffered ceilings and murals. Pepi de Boissieu and Vía Venetto proposed a contemporary version of seventeenth-century French cuisine, served under the light of candelabras and crystal lamps. Make-up artists and hairdressers transformed our guests, who enjoyed the peculiarities of a night packed with masks and music. Romantic readings of carrés, Parisian performers to alternate with, dancers in unpredictable nooks and huge silk cyclorams at every step. An amazing gala, final culmination.