Last Friday (10) was held the 18th edition of traditional Vogue dance, at the luxurious Copacabana Palace Hotel, in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro. And, as usual, the celebrity looks drew attention for their creativity, beauty and even eccentricity. But despite the success of the event, this column has discovered that there has been behind-the-scenes fuss over the theme chosen for this year. Which is not the first time…
Don’t worry, we’ll explain. At the beginning of the revelation, the Vogue Ball 2023 proposed: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, a comedy written by William Shakespearein the mid-1590s. Many guests even wore looks inspired by this theme, including: Sabrina Sato, Juliette Freire, Thelminha Assis, among others.
But according to this column’s sources, the event decided to change the proposal to something more to do with the popular universe, but forgot to warn even the stylists and stylists of the celebrities. And the reason, even according to friends from the fashion industry, is this both the theme and the visual identity of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” adopted by Vogue were very similar, not to say the same, the audiovisual part used in the fashion show, invitation and collection of the Água de Coco brandwho investigated the same topic recently.
The “coincidence” soon became a topic behind the scenes, and then Vogue decided to make a small change to the sentence, so as not to come across as “copying” the story. It is worth noting that Vogue is known for its creativity and trendsetting. However, after this episode, it seems that the saying “Nothing is created, everything is copied” also exists. And if someone notices, just deny it and cover it up by giving the subject a new look.
It is also worth noting that this is not the first time that the theme proposed by Vogue has completely confused the guests. For some years now, the topics chosen have been causing a stir, not only behind the scenes, but also among the general public.
Atmosphere of tension and disorganization
AND Vogue Ball 2023 wasn’t just behind the scenes. Sources for this column reported that a climate of tension and disorganization on the production side prevailed at the end of the event. This is because the artists and guests had to leave from the back of the Copacabana Palace, where private cars, app cars and taxis were waiting. However, leaving the luxury hotel, many people looted around the place and some even had to hand over the event’s gift bag.
The artists were alerted to the situation and many tried to return to the Ball to keep their jewels and not risk being robbed. But, according to sources, everyone was barred from entering the hotel again. A person would even feel sick in the confusion of the exit and ended up not getting any support from the event production and organization. Jeez.