On Monday evening, Les Pierrettes dedicated the organization’s annual ball to Pierrot, the French master of pantomime. Held at the New Orleans Convention Center, the ball was themed “Les Pierrettes Sails Up the Nile.”

Promptly at 8 o’clock, Jimmy Maxwell and his orchestra began to play. A whistle blew, heralding the appearance of the captain, Miss Ellen Heidingsfelder Silvia, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Paul Silvia Jr., portraying “Cleopatra.”

With the help of her lieutenants, the captain led a group of 26 dancers to the tune of “Walk Like and Egyptian.” The dancers and lieutenants carried out the Egyptian theme in their attire.

Following the dance, the lieutenants positioned themselves at the foot of a gold and silver shimmering throne where their monarch, Miss Lucie Sandoz Lanier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Munson Lanier Jr., and her royal entourage held court.

Maids to her majesty were Misses Hanton Quarles Agnew, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank de la Houssaye Agnew; McAlister Wynn Brewer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Wren Brewer; Anna Massey Demmas, daughter of Mr. George Bartlett Demmas and Mrs. Raine Bedsole Demmas; Shea Hodges Duckworth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Shea Duckworth; Caroline McAfee Flournoy, daughter of Mr. Charles Rogers Flournoy and Ms. Holley Hartson Flournoy; Miss Grace Allen Gambel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Christian Gambel Jr.; Emily June Hardie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Davis Hardie; Larkin McConnell Holtzman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Louis Holtzman; Katherine Randolph Jacobs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Robert Henri Jacobs; Kristina Britt Johnsen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erik Lee Johnsen; Sarah St. Paul Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Todd Bennett Johnson; Ann Claire Kallenborn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Jacob Kallenborn III; Lilia Elise Kuhn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen McMillen Kuhn; Megan Maria McGoey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas John McGoey II; Ashley Linfield Murphy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Mark Murphy; Adele Bright Petagna, daughter of Mr. Stephen Price Petagna and Ms. Elinor Spicer Bright; and Alexa Rene Zaheri, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Karman Zaheri.

The queen’s consort was Mr. William Taylor Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Marvin Anderson III.

The dukes were Messrs. Trist Willetts Brower, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Ellsworth Brower II; Price Shreve Butcher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kimberlin Price Butcher; Davis Storey Charbonnet, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Storey Charbonnet; Andrew Woodward Downing, son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Southall Downing; Robert Patrick Early, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Early; Michael Bradford Favrot, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford F. Favrot; Kent Thomas Flower, son and stepson of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Flower and son of Dr. Ronda R. Flower; Mr. Clayton Cooke Geary Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Geary; William Dunbar Healy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hyde Dunbar Healy; Patrick Keenan Hovet, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Steward Hovet; Richard Scott Jenkins Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins; Robert Jackson Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Peter Miller; William Connor Nelson, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Cabell Nelson; Brent Ronald Peus Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Peus; Stephen Brett Reynolds Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds; John Forney Rowan III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rowan Jr.; and George Parke Eshleman Thornton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norwood Charles Thornton Jr.

Serving as the queen’s pages were Misses Natalie Henderson Boersma, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Thomas Boersma; Sarah Lapeyre Connolly, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Connolly; Isabelle Fenner Merlin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Merlin; and Katherine Harper Montgomery, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Baldwin Montgomery.

Misses Katherine Coll Benton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bush Gresham Benton, and Clarisse Sasha Bernard-Bitchatch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rodolphe Thomas Bernard-Bitchatch, served as the captain’s pages.

In keeping with tradition, the pages presented white orchids to the mothers of the queen and captain. The pages presented bouquets of pink sweetheart roses to Misses Katherine Kergosein Simmons, last year’s queen, and Charlotte Worley Huger, last year’s captain.

The queen’s supper immediately followed the ball and took place in the La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom of the convention center. In keeping with the ball’s Egyptian theme, the ballroom was decorated with peacock feather fans, palm leaves, glittering sand and jewels of the Nile.

The queen and her court made a graceful entrance to a musical fanfare, then kicked up their heels to the music of BRW.

The queen’s reception was held at the Orleans Club.