Once a year, on a special evening in Vienna, a group of young men and women dance to celebrate and savor a moment of magic. At the esteemed Vienna Opera Ball, the debutantes dazzle their audience as they dance in white gowns and tiaras crafted from sparkling Swarovski crystal.
Watch the video to see the tiaras through the years.
Since the 1950s, Swarovski has brought its signature shine to the Vienna Opera Ball, one of the highlights of the Austrian cultural calendar. In recent years, Swarovski has collaborated with the world’s leading designers to create unique designs for the debutantes’ tiara. This year, the tiara has been designed by Christian Lacroix.
The Vienna Opera Ball dates back to the 19th century and continues to this day as an opportunity for young couples to make their debut in the stunning surroundings of the Vienna State Opera. The debutantes’ open the dancing and always finish their turn with the famous Viennese waltz, The Blue Danube by Johann Strauss II, after which the glamorous guests take to the floor to dance all night.