Updated: Jan 6
Lancaster House, London
When I met the graceful Ella Mountbatten, I thought that she would make a stunning model for the couture designer Grace Chen, and so together we embarked on her journey of transformation.
Ella and I met through my designer friends Ralph & Russo, who were dressing her for the prestigious annual debutante ball (Le Bal des Débutantes) in Paris. Upon her return from France, the two of us began work with Grace Chen, with whom we discussed the aesthetic of the aristocratic young woman of today, sharing references from her recent debut at the Parisian ball.
The beautiful couture dress was made specially for Ella, and when she opened Grace Chen’s show at the timeless Lancaster House, she showed the world that one does not have to have been a professional model to take the spotlight effortlessly, all while being stylish, confident, and totally at ease.
Her modelling debut attracted media attention, and Ella’s picture was taken by a number of famous photographers.
Through our collaboration and my special skill in bringing people together, I can introduce you to the designer who can help an aristocratic young woman to make her own debut with elegance and ease.
South China Morning Post