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Dîner en Blanc Contests for Most Elegant Table and Most Elegant Male and Female!

We are only days away from Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia, and we hope you are all getting ready with finalizing all of the details!

We will have two contests on the evening of August 21st. One contest will have a few judges choose the Most Elegant Table setting, while others will be walking around in search for the Most Elegant Male and Most Elegant Female of the event! Be prepared to showcase your style in your finest white, and good luck! Judges will be a wearing badge, and will be walking throughout the crowd nominating guests who capture the elegance and spirit of Dîner en Blanc. Judging is from 7:30pm until 8:30pm, and six finalists from each category will report to the media lounge area at 8:45pm where photos will be taken and prizes awarded.

Contest Prizes:

Most Elegant Table – $500 gift card to Williams-Sonoma

Most Elegant Male – $100 Gift cards to Duke and Winston, Townsend, Eviama, and one night at the Sofitel

Most Elegant Female – $100 Gift cards to Touché Accessories, Townsend, Eviama, and one night at the Sofitel

All contest winners will also receive a gift from Lillet, subscription to France Magazine, and a $25 gift card to Uber!

Here are our judges, and a few tips of what they are looking for!

Most Elegant Table judges:

IMG_3498- jeff and brendaBrenda Oliver Morgan and Jeffrey Acker, general managers of Williams-Sonoma

“I love people who think outside of the box! The unexpected!” – Brenda

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Carolee Cook, Associate Store Manager of Williams-Sonoma









Courtney Lapresi, MasterChef Season 5 candidate

“The most elegant table will be the one that has been carefully decorated with attention placed on every detail. I don’t need to see bells and whistles,  I just want to see thoughtfulness and simplicity.”

DEB _ Courtney








Most Elegant Male judges:

DeB ian michael crumm Ian Michael Crumm, owner of Boy Gone Blog

“The Elegant Man needs to pay attention to detail. Maybe there’s a white silk flower lapel pin, intricate cufflinks and/or textured bow tie! Brownie points for anyone that gives Nicole a glass of rosé or champagne.”





Nicole Paloux, Owner and Creative Director of Red-Balloon Public Relations

 “I’m looking for understated elegance, and a man who knows how to wear tailored,  correctly fitted clothing. (Pro-tip: I may or may DeB Nicolenot be slightly swayed if a sharply dressed gentleman were to offer me a nice glass of rosé or champagne.)”






Sabir Peele, Owner of Men’s Style Pro Blog

“The Elegant Man shouldn’t be afraid to push the limit, but, understands that the key to any good menswear look is a proper fit. Tipping my hat to anyone that can incorporate a dope hat into a look (just saying)”

DeB Sabir









Most Elegant Female judges:

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Vincent Vienne, General Manager of Sofitel Philadelphia






Conni Alexandrian McDonnell, Vice President of Touché Accessories

DeB Conni








Penny Ordway, Owner of Eviama Spa

DeB Penny Ordway“The Goddess has many guises: her elegance can be wild, polished or eclectic, and 100% her own. We are going to find the woman most comfortable in her own skin: her unique elegance is second nature to her!”






Best of luck to everyone! And stay tuned to hear more tips on a future blog post from one of the judges!