Over 40 years ago, a party was held by Marie-Hélène de Rothschild at her family’s massive castle-like mansion called Château de Ferrières. This party showcased surrealist costumes that are both intriguing and bizarre, even today. Despite the gatherings being held in secret, these photos managed to leak on the internet, When you see these photos, you won’t believe what really went on behind closed doors.
When a party at the Château de Ferrières was going down, the mansion would be lit up a bright orange. The house looked as if it was on fire.
Inside the mansion, the staircase was lined by footmen dressed as cats. They posed as if they were asleep. Lovely dining set…
Ole Sky Face and the Tinsel Queen.
These hats have got to be a pain on the neck, right?
Surrealist art, which shows the decor of the mansion and the costumes of their guests heavily influenced Guy and Marie-Hélène
These resemble the people on David Bowie’s emergency contact list.
The Rothschild’s help were in decidedly normal attire, which seems like a missed opportunity.
A costumed homage to the famous surrealist painting, The Son of Man by René Magritte.
I don’t know if you’re supposed to actually eat off this thing, but I’d advise you not to.
I call this piece “Two turtles hugging in poo,” or something like that.
I can’t tell if this is a hat or this woman just had an accident in the backyard?
Here is Salvador Dali, a famous surrealist painter. Many celebrities like Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn were attracted by the Rothschild parties.
Guy de Rothschild’s multi-faced hat was the cynosure to every one’s eyes at the party.
This is the invitation to the night’s festivities. Only with the help of a mirror could guest view it.
This invitation asked the guests to come in black tie and long dresses with Surrealist heads. Dinner got served!
Marie-Hélène’s oversized deer head had jeweled eyes that had tears of diamonds.