Some of the most extravagant and lavish parties in history
The legendary parties where everything from food to the venue and the guest list, was extravagant to the T.
Having a good time and fun doesn’t necessarily need a price tag. But ask rich and famous, they would tell you otherwise. If you have money, you flaunt it in front of the world. We all love to know (and envy) a legendary and extravagant party where everything was worth remembering, may it be the food to the guest list. Here are some of the legendary parties that lived up to their name and fame.
Truman Capote’s black and white ball, 1966.
In the year 1966, the whole world stood witness to the glamour and glitz of who’s who of the elite in Truman Capote’s black and white mask. The ball was organized in honour of Katherine Graham, a notable newspaper publisher on taking on the reins of the prestigious “The Washington Post”. Celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Henry Fonda, Mia Farrow, Candice Bergen were all in attendance. Such was the glitz of the ball that film producer and directorAndy Warhol famously stated to his date that they are the only nobodies in the ball! Many have tried to replicate the grandeur of the ball but, unfortunately have failed.
The Sultan of Brunei’s 50th birthday bash, 1996.
The year 1996 witnessed one of the most extravagant bashes of our times. The Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah’s 50th birthday party, redefined the meaning of lavishness and luxury. Firstly, the celebration stretched to two weeks with many events that had celebrities from all across the globe in attendance. These events included a polo match with none other than Prince of Wales and a Michael Jackson concert and that not all, everyone of 3000 guests was given gold medals as “party favour”.
Naomi Campbell 36th birthday bash, 2006.
How far would you go to make your birthday memorable? Supermodel Naomi Campbell birthday bash would outshine all your fantasies. In the year 2006, on her 36th birthday, Naomi Campbell rented the famous Burj Al Arab hotel for her three-day birthday celebration. Celebrities flocked to Dubai and had a gala time. There were different themes for all three days, such as hip hop, Brazilian samba, and all white. It is said that she spent a whopping 1.8 million dollars for her lavish birthday bash.
So, would you like to be a part of such extravagance and decadence?