Diner en Blanc is spectacular in white in Vancouver: photos
Vancouver’s first Dîner en Blanc filled Jack Poole Plaza with a sea of white last night (August 30). While the location was kept a secret from the participants until the last minute, 1,200 people converged on the plaza at 7 p.m. for the pop-up picnic, an annual event that originated in France and now takes place in cities around the world.
Participants were required to dress completely in white and bring everything to the site themselves, from their food in non-disposable containers to their own tables, chairs, and linens.
The amount of planning and creativity on display was impressive: people brought elaborate crystal table settings, candles, and linens. At least one person brought his own ice sculpture; another, his white dog (see photos below).
The dress ran from casual beach chic to formal white top hats and elegant dresses, with everything in between, including togas, a nun’s habit, and a few repurposed wedding gowns.
Here’s how the evening unfolded visually.
Below, all photos Carolyn Ali.
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