I went to the Viennese Opera Ball in New York at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Friday. Tickets are ridiculously expensive - starting at 750 Dollars - but I got a press accreditation and had Alessandra signed up as my photographer. The ball has been running for over 50 years, and it is an Americanized version of the original Opernball in Vienna, including celebrities (Miss Universe, Sarah Ferguson), dancers, a cart with live horses and lots of kitsch.
Being (or posing as) journalists, we were supposed to stay in the press area, away from the fun, the food and the drinks. Of course, we didn't do that and kept on sneaking into the party. This led to two huge fights with the ball's PR people, but in the end we won. Somehow balls always end up to be a lot of fun, despite the stuck-up setting.