The Krewe of Caesar celebrated its 37th annual bal masque in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton New Orleans Riverside last evening with the theme “Caesar’s Storybook,” carried out with the presentation of the court amid a display of lasers, special effects and colorful decor.
The krewe chose Mr. Leonard J. Cline as Emperor Caesar XXXVII. Reigning as Empress Caesar XXXVII was Miss Meryl Rebekah Fein, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Neil Fein.
The maids in her majesty’s court wore LED- and neon-lit elaborate shoulder pieces representing popular story books.
The maids were Misses Mackenzie Hailey Breaux, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Allen Breaux, representing “Winnie the Pooh”; Margaret Anne Clement, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John Pinckney Clement IV, representing “Where the Wild Things Are”; Julia Marie Oubre, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Joseph Oubre Jr., representing “Tangled”; and Catherine Lynn Reso, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Randolf Reso Sr., representing “Pinocchio.”
Princesses to the empress were Misses Arabella Rose Bergeron, daughter of Mr. Carl James Bergeron and Ms. Katherine Claire Womac; Olivia Grace Graversen, daughter of Dr. Jens Francis Graversen and Ms. Charel Hulsey Graversen; Katherine “Kate” Grace Leatherwood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Steven Leatherwood; Madison Nicole Lehmann, daughter of Mr. Matthew Philip Lehmann and Ms. Dayna Lynn Heisler; Madelyn “Maddie” White Oster, daughter of Mr. Stephen Oster and Ms. Dawn Oster; Jolie Madelein Oubre, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oubre Jr.; and Isabella Grace St. Philip, daughter of Mr. Vincent Joseph St. Philip and Ms. Faith Ann Boudoin.
Princes to the emperor were Masters Leonard Joseph Cline III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cline Jr.; Jonathan Daniel Dempsey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen David Dempsey; Jakob Ray Deville, son of Mr. Santiago Mauricio and Ms. Phyllis Deville; Charles John and Christopher Joseph Kazour, sons of Mr. and Mrs. John Kazour; Michael Ara Meguerditchian, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ara Michael Meguerditchian; and Blake Fallon Verdigets, son of Mr. and Ms. Bert F. Verdigets.
The empress, representing the story “Frozen,” wore a gown of imported white peau de soie trimmed with silver beads and Austrian rhinestone appliqués, crystals and large blue stones. Her three-dimensional shoulderpiece had as its central motif the character Elsa’s ice castle with blue LED lighting and icicles accented with white LEDs. White fantasia plumes and blue silvertail feathers surrounded her collar. Her mantle’s central motif was a snowflake with ice cycles surrounding with blue stones, Austrian rhinestones and mirrors which complemented her collar.
The emperor wore a Roman-style tunic of imported white peau de soie trimmed in silver and beaded appliqués, blue stones and Austrian rhinestones. His collar featured two Viking war ships in the North Sea. Icicles of white LED lights illuminated his collar. White fantasia plumes and blue silvertail feathers surrounded his collar. His cape had as its central motif a Viking helmet and shield with icicles surrounding it with blue stones, Austrian rhinestones and mirrors.
The captain, who entered the ballroom amid smoke, laser lighting and cyro effects represented “Jungle Book.” He wore a tunic of black velvet accented with leopard fur, multicolored stones, Austrian rhinestones and mirrors. Neon and running LED lights illuminated his shoulderpiece which featured characters King Louie, Baloo, Mowgli, Kaa and a banana plant. The shoulderpiece was surrounded by black ostrich plumes and accented with multi-colored silvertail feathers. His cape was embellished with multicolored stones, Austrian rhinestones and featured as its central motif the characters Mowgli and King Louie.