Competition this year was tough. How could the classiest, most elegant beauties not wilt and pale against the incandescent beauty of Berlusconi's favorite (then) underage ~dancer~, Ruby, who was also saggy, rich dude and arbiter of taste Richard Lugner's official escort for this year's Wiener Opernball.
Belle of the ball award goes to tux'd & groomed Erwin Schrott -- best dressed, best humored, and best a$$.
Also in attendance -- appropriately random for the event: Elīna Garanča, Lang Lang, Larry Hagman, Bob Geldoff, Franz Welser-Moest.
(Above: Larry Hagman and Ruby)
(Above & below: Elīna Garanča)
(Above: Dominik Meyer & Franz Welser-Moest)
Out of all the ball memories, ~~sweet dreams are made of this~~
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