Thursday, 11 June 2009


The first ever Grand Vintage Ball will be a night of glam music, mindboggling feats of derring-do and decadence.

Whilst the powdered preening pansies fight it out at London Fashion week, to see styles plundered from the past, the event will show the real sartorial creativity and design London has to offer.

Just like music sampling, which involves rifling through the past with scant regard for periods, styles and eras, the ball will be a non purist homage to the past.

Held in the sumptuous environs of the Rivoli Ballroom in Brockley, South East London, the night is the perfect opportunity for the Retrorati and the Sartorial Intelligentsia to don their best vintage and retro outfits and enter the ultimate Vintage Attire Pageant, where they can be crowned Best In Show.

Contest categories include:
Best outfits from the 20’s to the 80’s
Dictators wife
Best afro
Best English Gentleman
Best moustache

Disc jockeys include designer extraordinaire Julian Smith playing Jive, Rock ‘n’ Roll, 1970s Glam Stomp, 80s New Romantic Pop, Patriotic English, Studio 54, Motown, Punk and 90’s nonsense

When: Saturday 26 September 2009

Where: Rivoli Ballroom, Brockley, London SE4 2BY

Time: Doors: 8pm -1am

Tickets: £14.99 plus booking fee from
or more on the door

For more information call 08453 708 078

Dress code: Strictly mothball chic

Please note:

This is not a purist event
This is not a fancy dress event
Afro wigs will not be permitted