Meghan Markle isn’t the only one accompanied by a royal date this week. Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe’s daughter got the royal treatment as well at the Bal des Debutantes in Paris. Ava Phillippe was escorted by Maharaja Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur. To top it all off, she wore a gold Giambattista Valli ball gown.
Le Bal is the debutante ball we wish we were a part of when we turned 18. According to W Magazine, since its formation in 1992, it has morphed into a mix of a debutante ball and a fashion show. “Daughters from notable families around the world [attend] the event in couture, rather than the traditional white bridal-style gowns.” In the past, Lily Collins, Kyra Kennedy, and Dominique Cojuangco made their debut at Le Bal. Aside from Ava Phillippe, Steve Harvey’s daughter Lori Harvey was also present, wearing an Elie Saab dress.