The Le Bal des Débutantes in Paris is one of the world’s most exclusive and talked-about society events and is held on Thanksgiving weekend every year. It’s also known as Les Bal, and only young ladies from the world’s richest, most famous and influential families are invited to make their “debut” into high society. Last year’s debutantes included Annabel Yao, whose dad owns Huawei, and Julia McCaw, who is the daughter of the founder of telecommunications giant AT&T.
This year, Shum Yuet, the 18-year-old daughter of ’90s screen goddess Chingmy Yau, and Jane Li, the 19-year-old daughter of action superstar Jet Li, were invited to be debutantes at the chi-chi event. And of course the two stars were there at the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris to see their girls make their society debut in haute couture.