Gloria Gaynor to headline this year’s disco-themed Bal de la Rose

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The theme for the 2024 edition of the Bal de la Rose, or Rose Ball, has been decided by its artistic director Christian Louboutin and Caroline, Princess of Hanover. The prestigious gala will gather privileged guests on 23rd March under the theme of disco, with legendary singer Gloria Gaynor headlining the entertainment for the evening. 

Created by Princess Grace back in 1954, the Rose Ball has become a major date in the social calendar of Monaco and is an occasion that has, over the years, come to represent the glamourous heritage of the Principality.  

See more: The Bal de la Rose: past and present

Since the passing of Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld, who served as the gala’s artistic director for many years, Christian Louboutin has stepped into the role to decide the theme and aesthetics of this fabulous event.

After a vibrant Bollywood theme in 2023 and a 1920s spectacle in 2022, both concepts chosen by Louboutin, this year will celebrate all things disco and Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, which organises the party, has secured the perfect headline act. 

Gloria Gaynor, known for title hits such as ‘I Will Survive’, ‘Let Me Know’ and ‘I Am What I Am’, will be taking to the prestigious stage to entertain a full house of VIP guests – tickets to the event have already completely sold out.  

But music is just one element of the Bal de la Rose.

For decades now, the event has helped raise important funds for the Princess Grace Foundation, a charity founded in 1964 by the late Princess that is dedicated to developing humanitarian, philanthropic and cultural projects to improve the lives of children around the world.  

As such, an auction featuring an exceptional array of prizes and lots is held each year during the Rose Ball.  

Ahead of the main event, the director of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Cecilia Bartoli, will be performing a very special show alongside the internationally acclaimed piano virtuoso Lang Lang at the Opéra Garnier. More information about this part of the celebrations can be found here.  


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Photo source: Gloria Gaynor, Facebook