Jan 16, 2020 | Versailles |
Third-Annual Paris Soirée
Third-Annual Paris Soirée

The third-annual Paris Soirée was a celebration of collaboration, craftsmanship and community sponsored by Jiun Ho Inc., Cambria, Lance Woven Leather, and Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca. The once-in-a-lifetime event during Paris Déco Off featured 120 leading designers invited to a formal sit-down dinner and surprise fireworks celebration at an undisclosed location. The invitation requested that guests bring a mask and meet for a Champagne reception at the host brands’ pop-up in Saint-Germain, and it did not reveal the Soirée venue—which was later revealed to be the Palace of Versailles. The artistic heritage of the historic venue, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, provided a magical and inspirational backdrop to the special celebration.

Jamie Bush of Jamie Bush + Co., Andrew Kotchen of Workshop/APD, Betty Burgess of Betty Burgess Design, Michael Abrams of Michael Abrams Interior Design, and Heidi Bonesteel and Michele Trout of Bonesteel Trout Hall were just a few of the designers who RSVP’d yes to the mysterious invitation. Shuttles transported the group out of Paris to a private viewing and tour limited exclusively to the 120 invited guests (typically, the Palace receives about 20,000 visitors per day). Following the tour, guests joined a formal dinner in the Palace’s Lower Gallery, located directly below the Hall of Mirrors, where they were greeted by palace guards in period attire and a Baroque musical trio with drum and trumpets in the style of the court of Louis XIV. After dinner, guests were treated to another surprise: a private fireworks display in the famed Gardens of Versailles.

“Our third-annual Soirée in Paris was an evening that celebrated the remarkable talent and creativity in our industry,” said Jiun Ho. “As designers, we work hard every day to create unique and beautiful experiences for our clients. The evening at Versailles was a way for us to pause for a moment to create a unique and wonderful experience for our community, sharing the inspiration of one of the world’s most magical, artistic treasures, the Palace of Versailles. As sponsors, we feel eternally grateful for the support of such an amazing community, and the evening was a way for us to say thank you and to also look forward to dreaming up collaborations for the future. For our community, the sky is indeed the limit!”

Images by Christian Milet and Frédéric Desmesure.

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Guests were invited to gather at the Jiun Ho Inc., Lance Woven, and Cambria pop-up in Saint-Germain. Shuttles drove them to an undisclosed location for the Paris Soirée, which was revealed as the Palace of Versailles.
Guests were invited to gather at the Jiun Ho Inc., Lance Woven, and Cambria pop-up in Saint-Germain. Shuttles drove them to an undisclosed location for the Paris Soirée, which was revealed as the Palace of Versailles.
Guests were invited to gather at the Jiun Ho Inc., Lance Woven, and Cambria pop-up in Saint-Germain. Shuttles drove them to an undisclosed location for the Paris Soirée, which was revealed as the Palace of Versailles.
Eugenia and Emma Jesberg of Eugenia Jesberg Interior Design at the Jiun Ho Inc., Lance Woven, and Cambria pop-up
Eugenia and Emma Jesberg of Eugenia Jesberg Interior Design at the Jiun Ho Inc., Lance Woven, and Cambria pop-up
Eugenia and Emma Jesberg of Eugenia Jesberg Interior Design at the Jiun Ho Inc., Lance Woven, and Cambria pop-up
Palace guards lining up to receive guests
Palace guards lining up to receive guests
Palace guards lining up to receive guests
The Queen’s Apartments in the Palace of Versailles
The Queen’s Apartments in the Palace of Versailles
The Queen’s Apartments in the Palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles
Ginger Robin and Holly Hollenbeck of HSH Interiors
Ginger Robin and Holly Hollenbeck of HSH Interiors
Ginger Robin and Holly Hollenbeck of HSH Interiors
Victoria Nady from Jay Jeffers with Nichole Tucker and Kelly Hinchman from Studio H
Victoria Nady from Jay Jeffers with Nichole Tucker and Kelly Hinchman from Studio H
Victoria Nady from Jay Jeffers with Nichole Tucker and Kelly Hinchman from Studio H
The entire group of on the Gabriel Staircase at the main entrance to the Palace
The entire group of on the Gabriel Staircase at the main entrance to the Palace
The entire group of on the Gabriel Staircase at the main entrance to the Palace
Host Jiun Ho with Andrew Kotchen of  Workshop/APD
Host Jiun Ho with Andrew Kotchen of Workshop/APD
Host Jiun Ho with Andrew Kotchen of Workshop/APD
Lauren Lozano Ziol and Michelle Jolas with Jiun Ho
Lauren Lozano Ziol and Michelle Jolas with Jiun Ho
Lauren Lozano Ziol and Michelle Jolas with Jiun Ho
Guests toured the Hall of Mirrors.
Guests toured the Hall of Mirrors.
Guests toured the Hall of Mirrors.
Group shot of sponsors and guests, including hosts Jiun Ho (second row, right), Stefano Bruni from Lance Woven (fourth row, gray beard), Summer Kath of Cambria (to right of Bruni), and Sandra Jordan of Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca (to right of Kath)
Group shot of sponsors and guests, including hosts Jiun Ho (second row, right), Stefano Bruni from Lance Woven (fourth row, gray beard), Summer Kath of Cambria (to right of Bruni), and Sandra Jordan of Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca (to right of Kath)
Group shot of sponsors and guests, including hosts Jiun Ho (second row, right), Stefano Bruni from Lance Woven (fourth row, gray beard), Summer Kath of Cambria (to right of Bruni), and Sandra Jordan of Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca (to right of Kath)
The master of ceremonies welcomed guests wearing period attire.
The master of ceremonies welcomed guests wearing period attire.
The master of ceremonies welcomed guests wearing period attire.
Actors dressed in period customs entertained guests.
Actors dressed in period customs entertained guests.
Actors dressed in period customs entertained guests.
Summer Kath, Courtney Genovese and Jessica Herzog of Cambria join the surprise ‘Happy Birthday’ for Jiun Ho. His company, Jiun Ho Inc., celebrates 20 years in business.
Summer Kath, Courtney Genovese and Jessica Herzog of Cambria join the surprise ‘Happy Birthday’ for Jiun Ho. His company, Jiun Ho Inc., celebrates 20 years in business.
Summer Kath, Courtney Genovese and Jessica Herzog of Cambria join the surprise ‘Happy Birthday’ for Jiun Ho. His company, Jiun Ho Inc., celebrates 20 years in business.
Guests entered the Gardens to view the surprise fireworks display.
Guests entered the Gardens to view the surprise fireworks display.
Guests entered the Gardens to view the surprise fireworks display.
Guests gathered on the steps to watch a fireworks show over the Gardens of Versailles.
Guests gathered on the steps to watch a fireworks show over the Gardens of Versailles.
Guests gathered on the steps to watch a fireworks show over the Gardens of Versailles.
After dinner, guests were treated to a surprise fireworks display over the Gardens.
After dinner, guests were treated to a surprise fireworks display over the Gardens.
After dinner, guests were treated to a surprise fireworks display over the Gardens.
A magnificent fireworks show over the Gardens of Versailles
A magnificent fireworks show over the Gardens of Versailles
A magnificent fireworks show over the Gardens of Versailles
Sandra Jordan of Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca with designers Jean Larette and Andrew Tullis at the Jiun Ho Inc., Lance Woven, and Cambria pop-up.
Sandra Jordan of Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca with designers Jean Larette and Andrew Tullis at the Jiun Ho Inc., Lance Woven, and Cambria pop-up.
Sandra Jordan of Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca with designers Jean Larette and Andrew Tullis at the Jiun Ho Inc., Lance Woven, and Cambria pop-up.
Palace guards lining up to receive guests
Palace guards lining up to receive guests
Palace guards lining up to receive guests
Palace guards
Palace guards
Palace guards
The dining table in the Palace’s Lower Gallery, located just below the Hall of Mirrors
The dining table in the Palace’s Lower Gallery, located just below the Hall of Mirrors
The dining table in the Palace’s Lower Gallery, located just below the Hall of Mirrors
Soirée guests arriving
Soirée guests arriving
Soirée guests arriving
Erik Hughes, Lorissa Kimm and Kathy Best arriving at Versailles
Erik Hughes, Lorissa Kimm and Kathy Best arriving at Versailles
Erik Hughes, Lorissa Kimm and Kathy Best arriving at Versailles
Dan Rak, Michael Abrams, Hayley O’Hara and Michael Feuchter
Dan Rak, Michael Abrams, Hayley O’Hara and Michael Feuchter
Dan Rak, Michael Abrams, Hayley O’Hara and Michael Feuchter
Group photo on the Gabriel Staircase
Group photo on the Gabriel Staircase
Group photo on the Gabriel Staircase
Guests toured the Hall of Mirrors.
Guests toured the Hall of Mirrors.
Guests toured the Hall of Mirrors.
Dina Bandman, Jiun Ho and Julie Rootes
Dina Bandman, Jiun Ho and Julie Rootes
Dina Bandman, Jiun Ho and Julie Rootes
Holly Hollenbeck and Ginger Robin of HSH Interiors
Holly Hollenbeck and Ginger Robin of HSH Interiors
Holly Hollenbeck and Ginger Robin of HSH Interiors
‘Cheese!’ A group shot of all Soirée guests
‘Cheese!’ A group shot of all Soirée guests
‘Cheese!’ A group shot of all Soirée guests
Musicians played drums and trumpets in the style of the court of Louis XIV.
Musicians played drums and trumpets in the style of the court of Louis XIV.
Musicians played drums and trumpets in the style of the court of Louis XIV.
Guests seated for dinner
Guests seated for dinner
Guests seated for dinner
Erik Lindstrom of Lindstrom Rugs with Gina DeWitt of Kneedler Fauchère
Erik Lindstrom of Lindstrom Rugs with Gina DeWitt of Kneedler Fauchère
Erik Lindstrom of Lindstrom Rugs with Gina DeWitt of Kneedler Fauchère
After dinner, guests were treated to a surprise fireworks display over the Gardens of Versailles.
After dinner, guests were treated to a surprise fireworks display over the Gardens of Versailles.
After dinner, guests were treated to a surprise fireworks display over the Gardens of Versailles.
After dinner, guests were treated to a surprise fireworks display over the Gardens.
After dinner, guests were treated to a surprise fireworks display over the Gardens.
After dinner, guests were treated to a surprise fireworks display over the Gardens.
After dinner, guests were treated to a surprise fireworks display over the Gardens.
After dinner, guests were treated to a surprise fireworks display over the Gardens.
After dinner, guests were treated to a surprise fireworks display over the Gardens.
Gathering at the Jiun Ho Inc., Lance Woven, and Cambria pop-up awaiting transportation to the secret location
Gathering at the Jiun Ho Inc., Lance Woven, and Cambria pop-up awaiting transportation to the secret location
Gathering at the Jiun Ho Inc., Lance Woven, and Cambria pop-up awaiting transportation to the secret location
The evening’s secret destination—the Palace of Versailles
The evening’s secret destination—the Palace of Versailles
The evening’s secret destination—the Palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles
The dining table in the Palace’s Lower Gallery, located just below the Hall of Mirrors
The dining table in the Palace’s Lower Gallery, located just below the Hall of Mirrors
The dining table in the Palace’s Lower Gallery, located just below the Hall of Mirrors
Chicago designers Dan Rak, Michael Abrams and Hayley O’Hara, with Michael Feuchter of Holly Hunt Chicago and host Jiun Ho
Chicago designers Dan Rak, Michael Abrams and Hayley O’Hara, with Michael Feuchter of Holly Hunt Chicago and host Jiun Ho
Chicago designers Dan Rak, Michael Abrams and Hayley O’Hara, with Michael Feuchter of Holly Hunt Chicago and host Jiun Ho
Mark Cravotta of Cravotta Interiors
Mark Cravotta of Cravotta Interiors
Mark Cravotta of Cravotta Interiors
Guests on the Gabriel Staircase at the main entrance to the Palace staircase: Michelle Jolas and Lauren Lozano Ziol of Skin LLC, Erik Hughes of De Sousa Hughes and architect Lorissa Kimm
Guests on the Gabriel Staircase at the main entrance to the Palace staircase: Michelle Jolas and Lauren Lozano Ziol of Skin LLC, Erik Hughes of De Sousa Hughes and architect Lorissa Kimm
Guests on the Gabriel Staircase at the main entrance to the Palace staircase: Michelle Jolas and Lauren Lozano Ziol of Skin LLC, Erik Hughes of De Sousa Hughes and architect Lorissa Kimm
Host Jiun Ho in the Hall of Mirrors
Host Jiun Ho in the Hall of Mirrors
Host Jiun Ho in the Hall of Mirrors
Heidi Bonesteel of Bonesteel Trout Hall with Jiun Ho
Heidi Bonesteel of Bonesteel Trout Hall with Jiun Ho
Heidi Bonesteel of Bonesteel Trout Hall with Jiun Ho
Summer Kath of Cambria, Katherine Nelson of Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca, Jessica Herzog of Cambria, Jiun Ho of Jiun Ho Inc., Sandra Jordan and Heidi Burwell of Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca, Anne Arnold of Lance Woven, Stefano Bruni of Lance Woven and Courtney Genovese of Cambria
Summer Kath of Cambria, Katherine Nelson of Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca, Jessica Herzog of Cambria, Jiun Ho of Jiun Ho Inc., Sandra Jordan and Heidi Burwell of Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca, Anne Arnold of Lance Woven, Stefano Bruni of Lance Woven and Courtney Genovese of Cambria
Summer Kath of Cambria, Katherine Nelson of Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca, Jessica Herzog of Cambria, Jiun Ho of Jiun Ho Inc., Sandra Jordan and Heidi Burwell of Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca, Anne Arnold of Lance Woven, Stefano Bruni of Lance Woven and Courtney Genovese of Cambria
Summer Kath, Courtney Genovese and Jessica Herzog of Cambria join in the surprise ‘Happy Birthday’ for Jiun Ho. His company, Jiun Ho Inc., celebrates 20 years in business.
Summer Kath, Courtney Genovese and Jessica Herzog of Cambria join in the surprise ‘Happy Birthday’ for Jiun Ho. His company, Jiun Ho Inc., celebrates 20 years in business.
Summer Kath, Courtney Genovese and Jessica Herzog of Cambria join in the surprise ‘Happy Birthday’ for Jiun Ho. His company, Jiun Ho Inc., celebrates 20 years in business.
A Baroque musical trio entertained guests in the style of the court of Louis XIV.
A Baroque musical trio entertained guests in the style of the court of Louis XIV.
A Baroque musical trio entertained guests in the style of the court of Louis XIV.
A Baroque musical trio played period instruments.
A Baroque musical trio played period instruments.
A Baroque musical trio played period instruments.
Holly Hollenbeck and Ginger Robin of HSH Interiors with the master of ceremonies
Holly Hollenbeck and Ginger Robin of HSH Interiors with the master of ceremonies
Holly Hollenbeck and Ginger Robin of HSH Interiors with the master of ceremonies
Guests entered the Gardens of Versailles to view the surprise fireworks display.
Guests entered the Gardens of Versailles to view the surprise fireworks display.
Guests entered the Gardens of Versailles to view the surprise fireworks display.
After dinner, guests were treated to a surprise fireworks display over the Gardens.
After dinner, guests were treated to a surprise fireworks display over the Gardens.
After dinner, guests were treated to a surprise fireworks display over the Gardens.
Whitney Ray, Niki Papadopoulos, Liz Caan, Barbara Lowenthal of Harrison Design, and Michele Trout of Bonesteel Trout
Whitney Ray, Niki Papadopoulos, Liz Caan, Barbara Lowenthal of Harrison Design, and Michele Trout of Bonesteel Trout
Whitney Ray, Niki Papadopoulos, Liz Caan, Barbara Lowenthal of Harrison Design, and Michele Trout of Bonesteel Trout
After dinner, guests were treated to a surprise fireworks display over the Gardens.
After dinner, guests were treated to a surprise fireworks display over the Gardens.
After dinner, guests were treated to a surprise fireworks display over the Gardens.