Home News Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada, on her way to the Rose Ball, forgets about the demolition of her swimming pool: "I’m happy"

Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada, on her way to the Rose Ball, forgets about the demolition of her swimming pool: "I’m happy"

Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada, on her way to the Rose Ball, forgets about the demolition of her swimming pool: "I’m happy"

Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada says she doesn’t know which of her designs she will choose for the traditional Rose Ball held this Saturday in Monaco. She is one of the guest stars and LA RAZÓN He surprises her by preparing suitcases and finalizing details for this dazzling event organized by the Grimaldis.

“I’m happy. I’m living it with a lot of excitement and I know it will be a lot of fun, although these days leading up to it are proving exhausting. Not only because of the Rose Ball, for which I have made several designs, but also because they are very busy days for me,” he tells us. The occasion deserves no less. This emblematic evening that is organized every year with the beginning of spring in the Salle des Étoiles del Sporting Montecarlo, celebrates its 70th edition. Its president, Carolina de Monaco, is the queen par excellence and this year she has decided that the theme will be a trip to the 70s and 80s. Once again, she will have the help of her great friend, the designer Christian Louboutin, who has been in charge of the artistic direction of the Rose Ball since 2019. It will be entertained by drag-queens Shangela and Chad Michaels, a team of 48 dancers choreographed by Sadeck Berrabah and music by composer Charly Voodoo and DJ Kiddy Smile.

Carolina de Monaco's children at the Rose Ball
Carolina de Monaco’s children at the Rose BallGTRES

The Rose Ball brings together personalities from the business, social and fashion elite in each edition.. She has also had several Spanish celebrities, such as Pedro Almodóvar, Luz Casal, the couple formed by Alaska and Mario Vaquerizo and Isabel Pantoja. The tonadillera traveled to Monaco last year thanks to her friendship with Manel Dalgó and her husband Thomas Schmieder, residents of this luxurious country, the second smallest in the world. His good relationship with the Grimaldis and his admiration for Isabel led him to fulfill one of the singer’s dreams.

Isabel Pantoja with Manel Dalgó and Shirley Bassey at the Rose Ball
Isabel Pantoja with Manel Dalgó and Shirley Bassey at the Rose BallGTRES

Ágatha confirms to us that will attend with her boyfriend of two years, the lawyer José Manuel Díaz Patón, and her friend, the billionaire Francesca Franco. “She was the one who invited me and I was delighted to accept,” she says. The designer could not have had a better partner during her visit to the Principality. This businesswoman, married to the equestrian Íñigo López de la Osa Escribano, owns a real estate developer that manages the sale and purchase of some of the most exclusive properties on the Côte d’Azur. In 2023, invitó also invited Borja Thyssen and Blanca Cuesta.

At the event, haute couture takes on special prominence, so the care that Ágatha has put into her wardrobe does not draw attention. She has also thoroughly prepared herself for her dance by giving dance classes that will allow her to be as successful on the dance floor as she is in showing off her designs. “I am very excited. I had not had the opportunity to meet any member of the family, so this invitation makes me doubly happy. “I am fascinated by Carolina and I think Alberto is also a man full of charm.”

The Rose Ball was created by Grace Kelly in 1954 to help raise funds. Each diner pays 1,200 euros and during the evening raffles and auctions of sculptures or paintings are held. whose profits are destined to different humanitarian causes. The presenter Stéphane Bern, a celebrity in France, repeats this year as master of ceremonies.

A bittersweet feeling

The designer’s splendid moment coincides with the resolution of the National Court that forces him to demolish the swimming pool and the pier on his property in Costa del Pins, Mallorca. According to the contentious administrative process against Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada and her children, the exterior areas are built in an area today protected by the Coastal Law. “It is in the hands of my lawyers, who will continue to present appeals,” the businesswoman says.

Ágatha Ruíz de la Prada / Cósima Ramírez
Ágatha Ruíz de la Prada / Cósima Ramírezfreemarker.core.DefaultToExpression$EmptyStringAndSequenceAndHash@eff9939

This property belonged to the designer since 2018, after her separation from journalist Pedro J. Ramírez. He had bought it from the academic widow Joaquín Calvo Sotelo in the nineties. Currently the owners are his children, Cósima and Tristán. In fact, it was the latter who presented the appeal that the National Court has now rejected.