The Krewe of Caesar paid tribute to The Great White Way with its theme “Broadway on Parade” when the carnival organization celebrated its 36th annual bal masque in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Saturday.
Reigning as Caesar XXXVI was Mr. Ronald Herbert Dawson Jr. Empress Caesar XXXVI was Miss Chloé Shannon Breaux, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Allen Breaux Jr.
The empress, representing “Camelot,” wore a gown of imported white peau de soie heavily trimmed in silver and gold beads, Austrian rhinestones, large red stones with silver and crystal appliqués trimmed in ermine. The central motif of her shoulder piece was a large crown featuring LED lighting with two large gold lions adorned with jeweled crowns. Neon with white fantasia plumes and red silvertail feathers surrounded the collar. Her mantle featured the crest of “Camelot” and was also trimmed in ermine.
The emperor, also representing “Camelot,” wore a Roman-style tunic of imported white peau de soie trimmed in gold and silver beaded appliqués, large red stones and Austrian rhinestones. His collar featured two royal knights with lances drawn, preparing for battle. White fantasia plumes and red silvertail feathers surrounded his collar. The collar was backlit with neon and his cape complemented that of the empress.
The maids in her majesty’s court wore the krewe’s signature neon-lit, elaborate costumes representing Broadway shows. The maids were Misses Brooke Alexa Fourcade, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lester Fourcade Jr., representing “Wicked”; Tori Lynn Hall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Hall and Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Kelly, representing “Mary Poppins”; Jenna Lee Noone, daughter of Ms. Mary Marguerite Noone, representing “Aladdin”; and Victoria Elizabeth Simmons, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Lee Simmons Jr., representing “Peter Pan.”
Princesses were Misses Tabor Watson Ross Dempsey, daughter of Mr. Richard Weir IV and Mrs. Amanda Watson Ross Dempsey; Kathryn Larkin Fine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Leonard Fine; McKenna Kristine Garrett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wayne Garrett; Danica Faith and Delaina Grace Gautreaux, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Joseph Gautreaux Jr.; Madelyn “Maddie” White Oster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Donald Oster; Jolie Madelein Oubre, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Joseph Oubre Jr.; Brooke Ashley Piazza, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Anthony Piazza; and Makenna Elizabeth Sparks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Steven Sparks.
Princes were Masters Leonard Joseph Cline Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Cline; Jakob Ray Deville, son of Mr. Santiago Mauricio and Ms. Phyllis Deville; Mason Zachary Garrett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wayne Garrett; Andrew Joseph Iennusa, son of Dr. and Mrs. John Anthony Iennusa Jr.; Charles John Kazour, son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Kazour; Michael Ara Meguerditchian, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ara Michael Meguerditchian; and Brandon Gregory Puig, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Edward Puig.
The captain, who entered the ballroom swathed in smoke, laser lighting and cyro effects, represented “Grease.” He wore a tunic of yellow velvet accented with multicolored stones, Austrian rhinestones and mirrors. Neon and running LED lights illuminated his shoulderpiece, depicting a large jukebox with spinning records in lights. The shoulder piece was surrounded by yellow ostrich plumes and accented with multi-colored silvertail feathers. His cape was embellished with multicolored stones and featured as its central motif a large jukebox.