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Robyn Coles Millinery is delighted to announce that she will be working with the illustrious charity the Elephant Family on their latest, most magnificent project.

The Animal Ball, to be held at a magical London location on Tuesday 9th July 2013. Harking back to the opulent and decadent balls of yore, such as Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball 1966, The Proust Ball of 1971 and Czar Nicholas II’s Romanov Ball of 1903, The Animal Ball will once again bring the splendor and glamour of a masked soirée to the heart of London. Robyn Coles Millinery has been tasked to create a bespoke pair of masks that reflect her interpretation of an endangered animal – to be gifted to guests paying to attend the nights full festivities, providing the ultimate in conservation chic.

Committee List Of Dreams

With a committee list of dreams the event will read like a who’s who of London including: Joanna Lumley, Dita Von Teese, Ben Elliott, Cara & Poppy Delevingne, Henry Wyndham and Christian Louboutin all of whom will gather for this one-off event with tickets priced at just £350 per person.

Guests Parade Their Way Into A Magnificent Indoor Jungle

Shying away from speeches and a formal sit down dinner this innovative fundraiser will see its masked guests parade their way into a magnificent indoor jungle. Each room will be dedicated to a different endangered animal through its design, production and theatre, creating an event safari for the guests to explore. One room will behold a lavish feast fit for kings, through another door guests will be transported into a crochet rainforest, whilst another room will present.

The Animal Disco

This remarkable journey of discovery will be accompanied by the illustrious Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra with surprise guest singers joining the 21 piece ensemble throughout the night. By coming to the Animal Ball guests will not only experience an event like no other but they will also be giving back to both wildlife and people. The night aims to raise over £500,000 through tickets sales.


An exclusive silent auction of The Lancaster Collection: a collection of 20 animal sculptures, one-off creations by leading artists to be sold on the night from the likes of Jack Vettriano, Marc Quinn and Patrick Hughes. The funds raised on the night will power a pioneering partnership between Elephant Family and Habitat for Humanity, created by leading philanthropist Priya Vandrevala.


Due to the huge population booms across Asia, each year hundreds of people lose their lives and homes and millions of rupees worth of crop damage due to the elephant migration. In retaliation the local farmers are killing this endangered animal for protection of their families and livelihoods. Over the course of 2013 & 2014, Elephant Family & Habitat for Humanity are uniting to resettle communities out of danger zones whilst also restoring the migratory routes used for millions of years, by the Asian Elephant.

How To Get Tickets

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Gracie’s Tip

Whatever you do, go for the punk rock look which is so in at the moment. See below for some great examples from this years Met Ball gala.

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Anne Hathaway

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Miley Cyrus

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Cara Delevingne

Met Ball - Kate Perry - 2013

Kate Perry

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