The Surrealist Ball

This weekend I was working at the most fabulously decadent ball – It was based on the infamous surrealist ball that Marie Rothschild held at Le Château de Ferrières in 1972, completely dreamlike, bizarre and trippy.

You were greeted by the building ablaze (done with fire troughs and lighting effects), Followed by actors dressed up as admirals, jesters and dancing lampshades. An illustrated sushi bar with sashimi in sardine cans, banquet table, A ballet, with a fireworks display and a dancing nose.

I was working at the event but had also been asked to make some surrealist eye head dresses, so that the birthday girl could re-enact this photo from the original ball.


I haven’t seen all of the photos from the party yet but here’s my version of the eyes made in papier-mâché the old fashioned way with a balloon and a lot of PVA glue. Which I reckon is fairly accurate?

IMG_2387and here’s what else they got up to …

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London based sticker and gluer.

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