A night in Vienna

Recently I was lucky enough to be sent to Austria by the Daily Telegraph on an assignment to shoot a feature on the Vienna Opera Ball , an annual Austrian society where tickets can cost from €270 to more than €20,000 euros .

After a ballet performance nearly 200 debutantes and their partners dance the opening waltz in front of the Viennese elite and a smattering of A list celebrities, after this the dance floor opens up to a predominantly middle aged crowd who dance into the early hours to renditions of everything from Mozart to Barry Manilow . 

The light was pretty appalling for a photographer to work especially with the movement of dance, but the people there were incredibly friendly and it's not every day that I get to dress in white tie and tails ...

Later I stumbled upon the debutantes and their dates who gathered on the main staircase whilst their parents continued to dance the night away .The debutantes all wore tiaras by British jewellery designer Sean Leane in collaboration with Swarovski .

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