The Ball Gown Tea Party


In benefit of the Newport Art Museum

At RIB & RHEIN we know glamour, and we sure know how to throw a great party.
To kick off the start off summer in Newport we decided to throw our first Ball Gown Tea Party, doubling as a fundraiser for the Newport Art Museum.
“What is a Ball Gown Tea Party?” You might be thinking. Well picture this: champagne flowing, fabulous ladies, Swarovski crystal jewelry and masquerade masks, and most importantly, a room full of Zac Posen ball gowns.
The second level of RIB & RHEIN turned into a sea of different gowns, each gown elegant and beautiful waiting to find the perfect match.  On our first floor champagne and sparkling raspberry tea flowed while guests enjoyed macaroons and decadent truffles from Le Maison de COCO.  We additional debuted 40 Swarovski commissioned hand made crystal masks for the Newport Art Museum’s summer gala the “Artist’s Ball”. These unique masks were displayed for all to see, try on and purchase with 100% off the proceeds going to the Art Museum. Each Mask different from the next placed on a table smothered in jewels, glittering with gorgeous hand placed Swarovski crystals.
By mid-afternoon RIB & RHEIN’s 2nd level turned into a ball gown frenzy. Women were running around the store in ball gowns and bare feet, taking selfies and laughing with friends. What could be better than drinking Prosecco and trying on one long perfectly fitted Zac Posen gown after another?  On the 1st level guests tried on masks to find the perfect choice to wear to the “Artist Ball” on July 1. There was great music, laughter, and a whole lot of sparkle. Everyone left the party feeling fabulous, and most left with gorgeous gowns and crystal masks they were eager to wear to the Gala.
At the end of the day the RIB & RHEIN team did cheers to a successful day of making women feel happy and beautiful, what we love doing the most! Feeling humbled to be able to donate the portion of our mask proceeds to the Museum.
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our event as well as the Newport Art Museum. We look forward to an amazing event season as well as seeing all the gorgeous ladies in their Zac Posen Gowns at the Artist Ball!