More About Polo en Blanc
The first official Dîner en Blanc took place in the Parc de Bagatelle in the Bois de Boulogne, started by a man named François Pasquier, who invited a few friends to the Bois de Boulogne one day in June of 1988 on his return to France after being abroad. To find each other in the park, they all wore white. The dinner was such a success that they decided the next year, each person would invite some other friends and the event grew organically into the 10000+ dinner it is today.
Polo en Blanc began in 2016 when the organization sought to leverage all of the infrastructure needed to produce the Polo Classic every year. Polo en Blanc simplifies Diner en Blanc and adds the backdrop of live polo matches to the event makeup. In addition to this, attendees at Polo en Blanc need not (and cannot) bring tables, chairs, linens, china, stemware or flatware as all of these things are provided.
Attendees are given the opportunity to order their food in advance of the event and have it ready for consumption upon arrival. Bar service is also provided by the organization at the event.
Polo en Blanc is unique entertainment that blends outdoor dining under the stars with competitive polo matches and a myriad of additional entertainment intended to captivate, thrill, awe and enrich attendees.
The Polo en Blanc brand design guidelines are as follows:
- All apparel, hats, shoes, accessories and other accouterments are to be predominately white. Silver and transparency are allowed. Limited amounts of black and very limited amounts of other colors are permissible. Black, where it is used as negative space is also permissible.
- Linens, china, stemware, flatware, flowers, candles, decorations, furniture, balloons, and props of any kind are to follow this directive.
- Our logo is the scripted words “Polo en Blanc” beneath a stylized butterfly
Entertainment may come in many forms, all intended to delight the audience. This may include dancers, rhythmic gymnastics, ballet, instrumentalists and vocalists, fire dancers, fashion shows, body painting, elegant burlesque, opera, contortionists, acrobats, circus arts, animal displays, athletic feats, equine performances, theater, horse, hound and polo presentations, displays and competitions.
The focus is socialization. As such, sound levels must be maintained at a level that allows for conversation and mingling during the cocktail and dining hours. Commentary will be limited to highlights at all times.
Acceptable attire for attendees, cast and crew include the formal, fashionable and whimsical. Masques, hats, parasols, cravats, wigs, artistic expressions and anything in Monegasque style is strongly encouraged from bikinis to ball gowns and bubble pack, when tastefully inspired.