Tonight in the Pashkov House on Vozdvizhenka took place the tenth anniversary Ball of Tatler Debutantes. The next baptism of the new heroines of the secular chronicle attracted the attention of the press for several reasons. Firstly, this Tatler Ball became the first after the outbreak of the pandemic, and secondly, Arian Romanovsky hosted the Ball for the first time as Tatler's editor-in-chief (at the beginning of the year he replaced Ksenia Solovyova in this position). An important social event could not be missed by Evgeny Tsyganov, who came to support his daughter Polina, Nastya Ivleeva, Yana Rudkovskaya, Polina Gagarina and other stars. How it all went, Spletnik tells in an exclusive report.
It struck 19:00, and the guests of the traditional Tatler Debutante Ball are just beginning to gather at the Pashkov House. Due to the still unstable epidemiological situation, the event was declared COVID-free, which means that they were allowed to attend it only with a QR code – they were followed more closely this year than the obligatory black tie dress code. Having passed the control, it was possible to forget about the precautions: only the organizers and waiters with trays of sparkling wine were walking around the historic building in protective masks.
Due to the coronavirus last year, some debutantes, among whom were the daughters of Natella Krapivina, Ksenia Kutepova, were unable to shine on the floor. For this reason, they joined the debutantes of this year and waited for the coveted release.
Sophia Lancere and Veronica Raskovalova
A few hours before appearing on the parquet polished to a shine, most of the debutantes of this evening were noticeably nervous. Most of all, it seems, was the 18-year-old daughter of Natella Nettle Sophia. Before her secular baptism, she seemed to be repeating all the dance steps in her head and did not communicate at all with the other 12 debutantes. At that moment, we managed to catch Sophia and ask her a few questions.
I'm very worried. The dress clings to my shoes, and I’m already thinking about changing into more comfortable shoes before the actual dance. The main advice from mom is not to worry. She says that if I get so nervous before every event, nothing will come of it, – Sophia shared her emotions.
Natella and Sofia Krapivin
Victoria Tolstoganova's daughter Varvara Kuzicheva and Ksenia Kutepova's heiress Lydia tried to stick together before the Ball. The girls go to the same school, and they obviously had something to discuss. Yana Raskovalova's daughter Veronika and the great-granddaughter of the academician of painting Evgeny Lancere Sofia also tried not to succumb to excitement and entertained each other with dances before leaving. Moreover, their movements were not ballroom – the girls clearly remembered how they usually light up with friends.
Lydia Kutepova and Varvara Kuzicheva
The 17-year-old daughter of Victoria and Ziyad Manasir Dana was the most confident in her dress with a deep neckline that evening. The girl was not too eager to communicate with representatives of the press, but at the same time she herself reminded photographers where else she needed to be photographed, and also gladly took a selfie with the current owner of the Ball, Arian Romanovsky.
About an hour before the start of the Ball, the situation escalated. The girls went to the press room to pose for the reporters and answer their questions. In a hurry, Sofia Lancere got entangled in a fluffy skirt and fell down the stairs, but instead of tears, a smile appeared on her face. The girl laughed and immediately got to her feet to put herself in order. Sofia told about what happened to the daughter of the late Oleg Tabakov Maria:
I just screwed up like that! Smarter than you at breakfast (apparently, this is an incident that happened at the traditional Tatler breakfast before the Ball. – Ed.).
Sophia Lancere and Maria Tabakova
The daughter of Oleg and Marina Gazmanova, Marianna, before entering the parquet, tried not to show unnecessary emotions – apparently, the experience gained over the years of life in a star family affects. In a bloody scarlet dress, she confidently walked around the mansion and took Evgeny Tsyganov's eldest daughter Polina by the hand. With Polina, who chose a snow-white dress in palettes for her secular debut, we also managed to talk a little before the Ball.
Both of my parents are unfortunate gossip heroes, so they didn't give me much advice. But dad said he would come today. Before the Ball, the parents reminded that the main thing is study. Therefore, this morning, before the Ball, I managed to pass the annual exam in English. Ball is an experiment for me. And I already think that it was a success, – said Polina even before going out on the floor.
About an hour before the debutante dance, the main hall of the Pashkov House was filled with star guests. Natella Krapivina came to support her daughter Sofia, Oleg and Marina Gazmanova with the children were preparing to watch the dance of her daughter Marianna, and Marina Zudina and Pavel Tabakov could not miss the first waltz and polonaise of 15-year-old Maria.
A colleague of her mother Natella in the project “Pushkin's Tales. For Adults” Mikhail Zygar also appeared in the support group of Sofia Krapivina. Despite the recent public conflict with film critic Zinaida Pronchenko, who criticized their project to smithereens, Natella and Mikhail were clearly in a good mood and had fun in small talk.
The guests of the evening were Yana Rudkovskaya with her son Sasha, who is better known in the world as the Gnome Gnomych, Victoria Shelyagova with her husband Oleg, Polina Gagarina with her son Andrey, Svetlana Bondarchuk and Sergey Kharchenko, Daria Konovalova, young mother Alesya Kafelnikova and daughter of the presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov Lisa.
Victoria and Oleg Shelyagov
Alesya Kafelnikova and Liza Peskova
Mikhail Zygar and Natella Krapivina
Oksana Bondarenko, Olga Karput and Daria Konovalova
Polina Kitsenko and Polina Gagarina with their son Andrey
For the first time Philip Kirkorov brought his children to the Tatler Ball. Alla-Victoria and Martin, although they got used to the attention of the press from childhood, but in the midst of a social event, they preferred to keep in the shadow of their star father and sat on the bench. Philip at this time managed to distribute several interviews and joyfully greet Nastya Ivleeva, who arrived at the Ball. The TV presenter was published in a black dress and a wig of the same color – how can I not joke that Ivleeva either keeps mourning after a divorce from Elj or is sad because of the insufficiently touching song of her ex-husband.
Philip Kirkorov with children
Rapper Basta with his wife Elena Vakulenko and daughters, Philip Kirkorov with children
Children of Philip Kirkorov Martin and Alla-Victoria
Literally a couple of moments, and the hall was filled with the sounds of the orchestra led by Vladimir Spivakov. Arian Romanovsky made a welcoming speech, in which he noted the importance of the moment, and finally began what everyone had gathered for. First, the debutantes, paired with the artists of the mimic ensemble of the Bolshoi Theater, performed a polonaise, and then began to spin in a waltz. Ksenia Sevenard especially distinguished herself on the floor. The girl, whose great-great-grandmother was the prima of the Mariinsky Theater Matilda Kshesinskaya, showed all her grace and grace in a waltz, performing a dance with support.
Dana Manasir and Polina Tsyganova
On this, the secular debut of the star heiresses ended, and they, together with their parents and other guests of the evening, went to celebrate the significant event at the afterparty. At the party, all the guests of the Ball were already able to relax properly, and the atmosphere was extremely favorable to this: they were entertained by drag divas from Nastya Ivleeva's new YouTube show “Royal Cobras”.
Already at the exit we met Yevgeny Tsyganov, who must have been waiting on the street for his daughter Polina. As the girl said at the beginning of the evening, the actor kept his promise and, with all his dislike for parties, the secular debut of his daughter could not miss. So the traditional Tatler Ball said goodbye to us until next year.