Did you know that one of the world’s most stylish and secretive picnic events, Dîner en Blanc, is coming to Bangkok for the first time this month?
Established by François Pasquier, the first event was held in Paris in 1988 and had the simple intention of simply gathering together some of François’ friends. However, since then it has evolved—through word of mouth—to become an annual tradition, attracting close to 15,000 people a year in Paris alone. The picnic has also been held in over 25 countries, in 60 cities, including New York, Budapest, Hong Kong, Sydney, Singapore, and Johannesburg (to name but a few).
Although arranged by local hosts, all Dîner en Blanc events must heed a strict “all white everything” dress code, and the top-secret location can only be revealed at the last minute. This year’s event will be held on December 8th and is being organized by Shawnz Neo, Shannon Kalayanamit, Alisa Phibunsiri, and Irin Rerksasarn.
Friends of the hosts, and Dîner en Blanc members, will have received an invitation code, while the general public had to register online. Registration for this year’s event closed on October 29th, unfortunately, so if you missed your chance to join the super-secret monochromatic picnic be sure to watch out for next year’s event and register early.