Ava Phillippe In Giambattista Valli Couture – Bal des Debutantes

Reese Witherspoon’s daughter Ava Phillippe got the full princess treatment on Saturday (November 25) while attending the ‘Bal des Debutantes’ in Paris.

While we’ve seen a lot of her this year on the red carpet with her mother, this was her official introduction to society at the annual event.

Escorted by her ‘cavalier’, the Maharaja Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur, India, Ava wore a Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Spring 2017 gown.

I would imagine the temptation to go really OTT at this event is quite strong, but I love the serene level of glamour and refinement she brings to the occasion. Clearly she’s been taking tips from her mother.

If you’re having a case of déjà vu, this gown is similar to the one Laura Haddock wore during her ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ promo tour.

Credit: & BestImage, Le Bal / Borde-Jacovides-Moreau

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25 Responses to Ava Phillippe In Giambattista Valli Couture – Bal des Debutantes

  1. Amy November 28, 2017 at 13:36 #

    doll. perfect for the occasion

  2. Melissa November 28, 2017 at 00:46 #

    This is one of my favorite couture dresses of the year. I wanted Ruth Negga to wear it to the Oscars. I think she does it justice.

  3. Fanny November 27, 2017 at 23:53 #

    A beautiful dress and she looks great in it.

  4. pinksugar November 27, 2017 at 20:38 #

    This dress is perfect for the event, she looks lovely. I did find it odd that in almost every video and photo she has her hand over her stomach, a bit distracting. I really do like Ava, unlike most celebrity offspring these days she doesn’t ooze of desperation for attention and fame. its refreshing.

  5. TeaAtTwo November 27, 2017 at 20:16 #

    A big skirted gown was perfect for ball such as this.

  6. Alina November 27, 2017 at 18:55 #

    Enchanting. I did not know such balls were still a thing anywhere in the 21st century world.

  7. Boy November 27, 2017 at 18:40 #

    I don’t like her styling, not sophisticated enough.

  8. Pheephee November 27, 2017 at 16:43 #

    She looks gorgeous. Love the dress on her. And her hair is lovely. Its all so elegant.

  9. JHH November 27, 2017 at 16:36 #

    I don’t know anything about this event. I did not even know there was still such a thing as debutante balls in the 21st century but as my daughter would say, whatever. My guess is that this is event appropriate. I did not like the dress on Laura Haddock and I don’t love it here but that could be because the skirt is just too darn big and old fashioned, IMO. But then again, a debutante ball probably calls for big hoops skirts.

  10. Dee November 27, 2017 at 14:31 #

    she looks nice and the gown is beautiful in its simplicity.
    Good lord the gossip girls exist, also, there is no maharaja in India, no matter what they say. It’s a democratic republic country.

    • Mary December 3, 2017 at 14:47 #

      There are plenty of royals still 🙂 they don’t have any ruling or state powers (which they had to secede to an independent India in 1947) but get to keep their titles, lands, palaces, inheritances and enjoy a fair amount amount of admiration from the people who live in their former kingdoms. they also still enjoy their “blue blood” status and most don’t marry “commoners”

  11. Meme November 27, 2017 at 13:00 #

    I don’t get this coming out nonsense but Ava looks beautiful, classy and elegant. Love her dress. Saw a video of her waltzing in it and the flow of the full skirt was divine.

    • Mimi November 27, 2017 at 14:19 #

      +1 I didn’t know debutante balls were still a thing! love the dress though.

      • Hermoine November 27, 2017 at 15:24 #

        They are in the south! (USA that is)

  12. dedel November 27, 2017 at 12:31 #

    she was definitely my favorite this night ! Reese must be so proud.

  13. Leandra November 27, 2017 at 12:04 #

    I like the dress despite the full skirt but not for such young woman. I find it very aging mostly due to the sleeves. It’s a dress for a mature woman, Jane Fonda alikes.

    • Leandra November 27, 2017 at 12:14 #

      Just envisioned Jessica Lange in it. Divine.

    • Charlotte November 27, 2017 at 12:33 #

      I agree.
      Maybe in another color it would have worked on her.

    • Giada November 27, 2017 at 12:35 #


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  14. Random November 27, 2017 at 11:48 #

    She looks really gorgeous!! Belle of the ball

    • Caroline November 27, 2017 at 14:32 #


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  15. Evita November 27, 2017 at 11:35 #

    Le Bal always takes me back to the Gossip Girl days…I think that Ava looked gorgeous and I have to say her look was my favourite out of the other debutantes.I saw a video of her dancing with Singh to the song from the Planetarium scene from La La Land and the dress moved beautifully.

    • charlotte November 27, 2017 at 14:16 #

      yes,Gossip girl is the first thing came to my mind.
      she really is the belle of the ball

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