FRENCH COLLECTOR'S BALL THE RICHEST TICKET IN TOWN
Plantation owner and rare art collector Pierre Perron will once again host a who's who of the world's glitterati at his annual masked ball in Venice. Held at Perron's private palazzo on the banks of the Grand Canal, the party is one of the hottest events on the social calendar. Attendees include everyone from European tycoons to A-list Hollywood stars, all of whom send traditional Venetian mask-makers into a creative spin.
"The masks give a sense of danger, a sense of style and personality," says Perron. "I usually know exactly who is behind which mask, but every year I'm guaranteed several surprise guests will pop up. This year I'm expecting my ball to go off with a bang!"