Last week, people in white from all walks of life flooded the Lakefront durring the anticipated interactive dining experience, Diner En Blanc. The dining experience originated in Paris in 1988 and debuted in over 70 cities to date. In New Orleans, Diner En Blanc guests showcased unique, extravagant, and angelic ensembles.
Attendees made fashion versatility look easy with their range of styles, from psychedelic trips back to the 70s, to elegant and white, to Afrocentric. Guests arrived in sheer with sparkling rhinestones, delicate furs and feathers, and even an all-white corset or two for an elegant renaissance touch. Attendees expressed their personal style with accessories such as a mask or cane or, in more lavish ways, a tailored suit or diamond feather head-piece.
“I have been waiting on this, for an entire year” said Melissa Causey, a first-time Diner En Blanc attendee. Causey said she was so eager to buy her ticket in advance based on the photos she saw of the event on Facebook the prior year.
“I’ve known what I was going to wear for a while, and you would think you’d find someone with the same outfit as you because of the all-white attire, but I have yet to see a plain jane or a look stealer” Causey added.