The event was attended by Mohamed Al Fayed, the owner of the Ritz, and more than 300 VIP guests, including Karl Lagerfeld, Bernadette Chirac, Farida Khelfa, Christophe Girard, Christian Louboutin and Mélita Toscan du Plantier.

The guests were invited to watch an outstanding sound and light show from the balconies of the Ritz and its legendary suites, such as the Marcel Proust, Coco Chanel, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Windsor.