A billionaire birthday girl celebrated her 40th birthday with an elaborate virtual party that cost £ 21.5 million.
The Lebanese woman, who was not named, hosted a socially distant soiree for 10 of her close family and friends at her mansion in Mijas, Spain, which was linked by video conferencing to 20 mini-parties taking place simultaneously around the world and A total of 150 guests attended.
No expense was spared as the guests at the main and long-distance parties were treated with lavish gifts and the birthday girl paid for catering, drinks and cleaning on behalf of their substitute hosts.
The birthday girl was the beauty of the ball in a £ 20.1 million cloak inspired by a modern Middle Eastern abaya gown she wore with a face shield matched with a £ 250,000 Bulgari necklace was decorated.
A billionaire birthday girl celebrated her 40th birthday with an elaborate virtual party that cost £ 21.5 million. The Lebanese woman, unspecified, wore a £ 20.1 million cloak inspired by a modern Middle Eastern abaya gown dripping with diamonds
There were also 20 mini-parties around the world. To thank each host, the birthday girl sent this £ 3,000 goody bag filled with a £ 1,200 Louis Vuitton pencil roll, £ 450 worth of Ace of Spades champagne; a £ 250 limited edition Graysey X McQueen jeans; A handcrafted Louis Vuitton leather face mask upcycled from a £ 85 leather handbag and £ 250 worth of gold and caviar, face wash, cream and serum by AMRA Skin Care
Each guest at the main party in Spain was given a face mask adorned with a £ 65,000 diamond bracelet that they were supposed to keep.
Although Covid-19's restrictions meant she couldn't have all of her loved ones there in person, the generous hostess arranged for an additional 150 guests to videoconference from 20 mini-parties hosted by friends at hotels around the world, too her came.
Two events took place in London, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Kuwait and Qatar, three in Dubai and one each in Paris, Tokyo and Moscow.
A £ 16,000 worth of party basket with good food and wine was sent to each address for their friends to enjoy.
The birthday girl had a custom Bulgari necklace worth £ 250,000 that adorned her own face shield
What the party cost
Birthday child's cloak: £ 20.1 million
Bulgari mask: £ 250,000
Social distancing gift boxes: (20 x £ 3,000) £ 60,000
Bracelets for guests in Spain: (10 x £ 65,000) £ 650,000
Before and after collecting at all party addresses, clean thoroughly and disinfect using thermal mist cleaning methods: (20 x £ 3,000) £ 60,000
Catering for all 21 hotels, including food from the best restaurants and a private chef: £ 250,000
Wine, beer and spirits as well as non-alcoholic cocktails, created by master mixologists: £ 80,000
Total cost of the party: £ 21.45 million
To thank the remote hosts for hosting on their behalf, the birthday girl arranged a £ 3,000 gift package filled with goodies, including a £ 1,000 Louis Vuitton pencil roll, ace of spades champagne from £ 450 and a pair of Graysey X McQueen limited edition jeans valued at £ 250.
The hosts were given too A handcrafted leather Louis Vuitton face mask upcycled from a £ 85 leather handbag and £ 250 worth of gold and caviar, face wash, cream and serum by AMRA Skin Care.
She also made sure that every host item was thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before and after the event.
The party was planned by British designer and artist Debbie Wingham, 38, who also created the stunning cape, set with 15 rare red diamonds, ranging in size from one and a half to four carats, worth a total of £ 18.3 million .
It also sparkled with 20 three-carat black diamonds worth £ 150,000; 10, three carat white diamonds worth £ 600,000; one blue diamond just under three carats worth 100,000 pounds; and six two and a half carats yellow diamonds worth 420,000 pounds.
It was rounded off with roughly 4,000 tiny one-carat diamonds valued at £ 100,000 and 1,000 freshwater pearls valued at £ 80,000.
Wingham was helped on the cape design by digital artist Gary McQueen, nephew of London-based fashion designer Alexander McQueen.
The party was planned by British designer and artist Debbie Wingham, 38, who also created the stunning cape, set with 15 rare red diamonds, ranging in size from one and a half to four carats, worth a total of £ 18.3 million . Pictured, detail from the dress
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